oh man, this just makes me think of the message I just sent cthulhuzann about her possibly doing an Elric of Melnibone bit. The angelic statue especially, har di har. With your obscenely clear mastery of abstract mood and imagery, and her Crow-esque work, you guys could totally make Elric come to life in glorious form. You guys are my fantasy football team right now. Although, granted I am NOT a sports person. ;) Just using the analogy. The halo, the carousel strands, the Cerebral Energy in general... freedom as the 'actualizing, motile force'. The last, and therefore first, Terror. That most primal of fears. There is another more succinct word for that, but right now, to my infinite frustration, it escapes me.