The time of myth is returning:
stories that shape the world, as the
world itself is being reshaped by the
new gods that reign in high Olympus.
Where my life overlapped with
hers, it has become myth, and
it has reshaped me.
This is a great issue that tells the tale of a lonely man who tends a windmill and is visited by Miraclewoman, who he considers a goddess, a being of perfection. She responds by acknowledging the divinity within all humans.
“All women are goddesses, and all men are gods…”
But it is the passage near the end, which I cited at the beginning of the post, which really resonated with me. Lately, I have not been able to shake the feeling that humanity is at the threshold of a new stage in our evolution, although I cannot say in which direction we will move. But I suspect that this global shift will usher in an age where myth becomes prominent again in the collective consciousness. As stressful as it is, this is truly an exciting period in which to be alive.
I leave you with this thought: We are all part of the myth that is unfolding. We should act accordingly.
3 responses to “Neil Gaiman’s “Miracleman” Issue #2”
Does that mean I can FINALLY start wearing a toga outside? 😀
Just kidding! You can’t go wrong with anything Neil’s in my opinion. It is funny, no other writer/creator of worlds makes it feel so lighthearted to start reading and absorbing.
Hi Oloriel. Well stated. I picked up a collection of short stories by Gaiman today called “Smoke and Mirrors.” It looks good! I’m sure I’ll be cracking that spine soon 😉
I am still hoping I will get to read a sequel to Neverwhere someday 😀