Nepenthe is forgetfulness, she brings the herbs of oblivion. Ariadne is guidance, she shows how to thread the labyrinth. Mary is mourning. There are three Marys: the Mary of forgetfulness, the Mary of guidance, the Mary of yearning. In the winter gardens, a statue of Nepenthe, cold stone under a rainy white sky. Ariadne wears gold bracelets on her graceful arms. She dances on the tiles at Knossos, and she laughs. There are three Marys, Mary mother of god, Mary Magdalene and who is the third? Ariadne threads the labyrinth. Nepenthe is forgetfulness. Memory.

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