Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Green Painter, Mystery Symbols, Heaven, and Prometheus

What do the painted green symbols mean?

 Tian Jiamel's alleged random act of vandalism may not have been so random.

Christopher Loring Knowles of the Secret Sun blog quite correctly sees these symbols as SoS x2, with dripping green paint.

Why were the sites vandalized specifically picked? 

Green paint was found on Monday morning on the statue of Joseph Henry, outside the headquarters of the Smithsonian Institution. It was at that location where strange symbols or letters (see above) were also discovered. 

What do they mean? Is there any twilight language here?

People are familiar with Abraham Lincoln, the President of the United States, who served from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865, and whose Memorial was first vandalized. But who is Joseph Henry, whose statue was also painted with green and with symbols?
Joseph Henry (December 17, 1797 – May 13, 1878) was an American scientist who served as the first Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, as well as a founding member of the National Institute for the Promotion of Science, a precursor of the Smithsonian Institution. He was highly regarded during his lifetime. While building electromagnets, Henry discovered the electromagnetic phenomenon of self-inductance. He also discovered mutual inductance independently of Michael Faraday, though Faraday was the first to publish his results. Henry developed the electromagnet into a practical device. He invented a precursor to the electric doorbell (specifically a bell that could be rung at a distance via an electric wire, 1831) and electric relay (1835). Source.
There is something deeper going on here.  

Freemason John Phillips Sousa wrote the Transit of Venus March for the unveiling of the Joseph Henry statue in front of the Smithsonian Castle. One year after the 1882 Transit of Venus, Sousa was commissioned to compose a processional for the unveiling of a bronze statue of American physicist Joseph Henry, who had died in 1878. It was performed on April 19, 1883, at 4:00 P.M.

I blogged about "Sousa's Transit of Venus" earlier on this Twilight Language site. I also pondered how "Venus Transits Sol & Introduces Prometheus."

The most recent Transit of Venus was on June 5-6, 2012, and was almost immediately followed by the June 8th opening in the USA of Ridley Scott's Prometheus.

Prometheus stole fire from Zeus and gave it to the mortals. What is being given to us here?

A suspect has been arrested, but she may not reveal any keys to the mystery symbols too soon.

Tian Jiamel was arrested on Monday, July 29, 2013, after the latest incident of splattered green paint was found (see below) at Washington’s National Cathedral. Cathedral spokesman Richard Weinberg said the paint was discovered there about 2:00 pm ET and was still wet.

The green paint was found strewn on the organ console in the National Cathedral's Bethlehem Chapel and inside the Children's Chapel. The incidents may be linked to similar vandalism at Washington's Luther Place Memorial Church and a nearby statue in Washington's Thomas Circle, police reportedly believe. They say paint was discovered on the statue and paint and feces was found on an organ inside the church.

District of Columbia police arrested the 58-year-old woman after two chapels in the Washington National Cathedral were defaced with green paint, who was found close at hand.

Police charged Tian Jiamel (shown above), who has no permanent address, as in, she is homeless, with one count of defacing property.

What is her nationality - Chinese only? Filipino? Vietnamese? What does her name mean?

Chinese Bronze script character for tian.

Tian is one of the oldest Chinese terms for the cosmos and a key concept in Chinese mythology, philosophy, and religion. During the Shang Dynasty (17–11th centuries BCE), the Chinese called their supreme god Shangdi (上帝, "Lord on High") or Di("Lord"); during the Zhou Dynasty, Tian became synonymous with this figure. Heaven worship was, before the 20th century, an orthodox state religion of China.
In Taoism and Confucianism, Tian is often translated as "Heaven" and is mentioned in relationship to its complementary aspect of Dì (地), which is most often translated as "Earth". These two aspects of Taoist cosmology are representative of the dualistic nature of Taoism. They are thought to maintain the two poles of the Three Realms (三界) of reality, with the middle realm occupied by Humanity (人, Ren). Source.

Chinese Seal script for tian 天 "heaven"

Chinese Oracle script for tian 天 "heaven"

The Chinese symbols for tian appear resemble humanoids from the heavens.

Italian prehistoric petroglyphs from Val Camonica, Italy, allegedly linked to the Ancient Astronauts visitation theory. It is a probable inspiration for the cave paintings shown in Prometheus. 

Tian Jiamel's arrest followed similar vandalism on Friday to the Lincoln Memorial, to a statue near the Smithsonian Castle on the National Mall that was discovered with green paint on it Monday, and the Washington National Cathedral on Monday afternoon. Police are testing paint samples to determine whether the three incidents are connected.

The Lincoln Memorial vandalism was a shock to Washington D.C., which does not usually experience such events.

No symbols seem to have been painted on the Lincoln Memorial. Just green paint.

U.S. Park Police investigators were questioning the suspect Monday night, The Washington Post said. Two police officials told the newspaper that federal police had been seeking an Asian female who was possibly homeless, but were having difficulty communicating with her, reportedly, because of a language barrier.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Twilight Language of George Alexander Louis

The royal baby is named George Alexander Louis, the Clarence House has announced. Prince William and his wife, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, name their baby George Alexander Louis. He will be known as His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge.

It is generally acknowledged that the current son of Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, when he becomes king, will be known as King George VII. There is no direct connection between the first name given to princes and what name they will use as kings. The new Prince George might be King Alexander or King Louis someday, for example.

He also may have a pet name around the castle, but that will be kept private for some time. The word formed by his initials, GAL, probably will not be used as a nickname - and one wonders if much forethought was given about this combination.

Here are the meanings behind George Alexander Louis.


George is from the Greek name Γεωργιος (Georgios) which was derived from the Greek word γεωργος (georgos) meaning "farmer, earthworker", itself derived from the elements γη (ge) "earth" and εργον (ergon) "work."

Saint George

Saint George was a 3rd-century Roman soldier from Palestine who was martyred during the persecutions of emperor Diocletian. Later legends describe his defeat of a dragon, with which he was often depicted in medieval art. Initially Saint George was primarily revered by Eastern Christians, but returning crusaders brought stories of him to Western Europe and he became the patron of England, Portugal, Catalonia and Aragon. 

The name was rarely used in England until the German-born George I came to the British throne in the 18th century. Five subsequent British kings have borne the name.

Other famous bearers include two kings of Greece, the composer George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), the first president of the United States, George Washington (1732-1797), and the Pacific explorer George Vancouver (1757-1798). This was also the pen name of authors George Eliot (1819-1880) and George Orwell (1903-1950), real names Mary Anne Evans and Eric Arthur Blair respectively.


Alexander is the Latinized form of the Greek name Αλεξανδρος (Alexandros), which meant "defending men" from Greek αλεξω (alexo) "to defend, help" and ανηρ (aner) "man" (genitive ανδρος). In Greek mythology this was another name of the hero Paris, and it also belongs to several characters in the New Testament. 

Alexander the Great

The most famous bearer was Alexander the Great, King of Macedon. In the 4th century BC he built a huge empire out of Greece, Egypt, Persia, and parts of India. Due to his fame, and later medieval tales involving him, use of his name spread throughout Europe.

The name has been used by kings of Scotland, Poland and Yugoslavia, emperors of Russia, and eight popes. Other notable bearers include English poet Alexander Pope (1688-1744), American statesman Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804), Scottish-Canadian explorer Sir Alexander MacKenzie (1764-1820), Russian poet Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837), and Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922), the Scottish-Canadian-American inventor of the telephone.


Louis is the French form of Ludovicus, the Latinized form of Ludwig. 

One form of the name, as the words Lewis and Louveteau, which, in their original meaning, import two very different things, have in Freemasonry an equivalent signification - the former being used in English, the latter in French, to designate the son of a Mason. Within Freemasonry, Lewis is a significant name.

Louis XIV, the Sun King of France

The form Louis was the name of 18 kings of France, starting with Louis I the son of Charlemagne, and including Louis IX (Saint Louis) who led two crusades and Louis XIV (the "Sun King") who was the ruler of France during the height of its power, the builder of the Palace of Versailles, and the longest reigning monarch in the history of Europe.

Apart from among royalty, this name was only moderately popular in France during the Middle Ages. After the French Revolution, when Louis XVI was guillotined, it became less common. The Normans brought the name to England, where it was usually spelled Lewis, though the spelling Louis has been more common in America. Famous bearers include French scientist Louis Pasteur (1822-1895), Métis leader Louis Riel (1844-1885), who led a rebellion against Canada, and Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894), who wrote Treasure Island and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

Acknowledged sources of information include CNN, ABC News, Behind the Name, The Masonic Dictionary, and various dictionaries and histories.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Royal Astrology: New Baby Is Very Cancerian

World famous astrologer Philip Levine, founder in 1985 of Sirius Astrological Services, told me in an exclusive interview that the new Royal baby is definitely a complete Cancerian.

"Very Cancer (4 planets; none in Leo), but just barely Cancer (29 degrees, 58 minutes of Cancer for Sun)," said astrologer Levine.

For more on "The Royal Name Game," click here.

Monday, July 22, 2013

The Royal Baby Name Game

The BT Tower of London made the announcement to the world.

Catherine ("Kate") Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to the first child for her and Prince William earlier on July 22, 2013.

The baby will be third in line to the British throne after Prince Charles and Prince William. He is the first grandchild of the late Princess Diana.

Earth's media now awaits the Royal Baby Name.

What names will be picked? George? Frances? Middle name Spencer? The media in the UK will keep us informed.

A few months ago, She Knows had some fun with the "Name Game" occurring as to what name will be chosen for this new baby. It is an important choice. After the announcement, check back here for more analysis.

This date has some significance, astrologically, as the birth has taken place on the cusp between the Solar sign of Cancer and Leo. But the birth on July 22 appears to mean this baby is a Cancerian.

I see other sites are taking on the "name game" angle, although they may not be of the "twilight language" variety. See the coincidentally, concurrently entitled article from E!, "Royal Baby Name Game: What Noble Tradition Means for Kate Middleton and Prince William's Baby Moniker." Or Vanity Fair's "Name Game." Or The Times of London's "The Name Game." CNN's "What's in a Royal Name?"

Other Births of Royalty on July 22nds, include:

1210 – Joan of England, Queen of Scotland (d. 1238)
1478 – Philip I of Castile (d. 1506)
1510 – Alessandro de' Medici, Duke of Florence (d. 1537)
1535 – Catherine Stenbock, Swedish wife of Gustav I of Sweden (d. 1621)
1621 – Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury, English politician (d. 1683)
1848 – Adolphus Frederick V, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (d. 1914)
1890 – Rose Kennedy, American philanthropist, wife of Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. (d. 1995)
1942 – Michael Abney-Hastings, 14th Earl of Loudoun (d. 2012)
1946 – Rolando Joven Tria Tirona, Filipino archbishop in Archdiocese of Caceres
1946 – Johnson Toribiong, Palauan attorney and politician, 7th President of Palau
1949 – Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Arab politician, 4th Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates
1951 – Patriarch Daniel of Romania
2002 – Prince Felix of Denmark
2013 – Son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Name Game: Cory Monteith Found Dead at Pacific Rim Hotel

An actor whose name is literally associated with the word "rim" has died at a hotel with the same name as a film that opened the previous day.

"Glee" star Cory Monteith's death was caused by "a mixed drug toxicity, involving heroin and alcohol," the British Columbia Coroners Service said.

Glee star Cory Monteith was found dead at Vancouver's Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel Saturday, July 13, 2013, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The movie Pacific Rim opened to great response on Friday, July 12, 2013.

Cory Monteith played Finn Hudson in the Fox hit Glee. He was found dead in the Vancouver hotel room, British Columbia police said late Saturday.

Monteith, 31, spent time in rehab early this year, checking into a drug addiction treatment facility in April. He had been frank about his struggles with substance abuse, telling Parade magazine in 2011 that he began using drugs at 13, and by 19 went into rehab after his mother and friends intervened.

Monteith had been on the musical comedy show since it began in 2009.

The cause of death was not immediately apparent, police said, but they ruled out foul play.

Monteith is Scottish, meaning "a place in Perthshire, named in Gaelic as ‘hill pasture (above) the Teith’, from monadh ‘hill pasture’ + Teith, a river name of obscure origin."

A "monteith" is a large punch bowl having a notched rim on which cups can be hung, possibly after Monteith (Monteigh), an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.

Pacific Rim is a 2013 American science fiction film directed by Guillermo del Toro, written by del Toro and Travis Beacham, and starring Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Rob Kazinsky, Max Martini, and Ron Perlman. The film is set in the 2020s, when Earth is under attack by Kaiju, colossal monsters which have emerged from a portal on the ocean floor. To combat the monsters, humanity unites to create the Jaegers: gigantic humanoid mecha, each controlled by two pilots whose minds are joined by a neural bridge. Focusing on the war's later days, the story follows Raleigh Becket, a washed-up Jaeger pilot called out of retirement and teamed with rookie pilot Mako Mori in a last-ditch effort to defeat the Kaiju.
Del Toro envisioned Pacific Rim as an earnest, colorful adventure story, with an "incredibly airy and light feel," in contrast to the "super-brooding, super-dark, cynical summer movie." The director focused on "big, beautiful, sophisticated visuals" and action that would satisfy an adult audience, but has stated his "real hope" is to introduce the kaiju and mecha genres to a generation of children. While the film draws heavily on these genres, it avoids direct references to previous works. Del Toro intended to create something original but "madly in love" with its influences, instilled with "epic beauty" and "operatic grandeur." Source.

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Maine & Oklahoma: Freak Fatal Fourth of July Incidents

Today's celebrations are suppose to be uneventful and fun. In two communities, fatal events made it a stressful day across the United States.

A joyful Fourth of July celebration in Bangor, Maine, turned tragic when a man fired dozens of shots at police during a four-hour standoff, forcing the rerouting of the town’s parade, and a man driving a tractor in the parade was later killed in a freak accident.
The suspect in the standoff, Perrin Oliver, 43 of Bangor, described as despondent by police, was arrested about 12:20 p.m. at his home on Park Street near where the parade usually ends.
Oliver was transported to the Penobscot County Jail and charged with criminal threatening and aggravated reckless conduct with a firearm, Bangor Police Sergeant Paul Edwards said in a statement.
No injuries were reported during the incident, which began about 8:30 a.m., although the shooter allegedly fired close to 40 rounds of ammunition, said Bangor Police Sergeant Catherine Rumfey.
The Bangor police special response team completely shut down the area and asked residents to either leave or stay indoors, said Edwards.
Oliver allegedly fired at officers out his apartment window, said Edwards. The police department’s robot and response team officers fired tear gas into the suspect’s apartment before arresting Oliver, said Edwards. The police seized a handgun as evidence and the department is investigating, said Edwards.
At 12:40 p.m., shortly after Oliver’s arrest, the fatal accident happened during the parade at Main and Water streets. An officer on the scene reported that a man operating a green tractor turned right onto Water Street and was struck from behind by a vintage Bangor Hose 5 Fire Museum fire truck. Source.
The name "Perrin" comes from the same root word for "Peter," meaning "rock," and some have said that "Perrin" means "little rock."

"Bangor" is from the Irish, "Beannchar," meaning "uncertain."

Bangor has suffered it's fair share of "accidents, natural disasters and infamous incidents."

It was unclear if the change of the July 4, 2013 parade route contributed to the wreck and the fatality.

Meanwhile, another fatality occurred at another July 4th parade. An 8-year-old boy riding in a Fourth of July parade in central Oklahoma died Thursday after his father accidentally ran him over. Source.
According to police, [the boy] was riding on a martial arts group's float at Edmond's LibertyFest. At some point he either fell or jumped off. Then the truck and trailer, which was loaded with bales of hay, struck him. Unfortunately, the driver couldn't see the boy and ran over him. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Police Officer James Hamm says the driver was not being reckless or violating laws. "It's just a freak, unfortunate accident." Source.

Glen Helen's Phantom Gunman and Ghosts

I am a coauthor of Weird Ohio, so I thoroughly understand the Buckeye State is strange.

And that sometimes the mundane does merge with the macabre there.

A supposed report of a gunman on the Yellow Springs campus of Antioch College on June 27, 2013, has taken one such twist - especially if put in the context of place.

On July 3rd, local officials announced that the lockdown at the college and nature preserve was brought on by an alleged tall tale.

Antioch College authorities said:
The hours-long lockdown June 27 was spurred by a false report of a gunman that had been made by a Glen Helen employee who admitted making the false claim.
The initial report was that a man in camouflage had a handgun near the Outdoor Education Center. Greene County Sheriff’s Deputies searched a four-mile radius for several hours but found no gunman.
"The employee who reported the alleged threat has been placed on suspension pending further investigation, and College officials are working with the Greene County Sheriff’s Department to understand what, if any, legal action may be taken," the release said.
There just seemed something hauntingly harmonic about Glen Helen.

Glen Helen, Ohio.

Is it in the name?

At a Weird USA site about gravity hills in California, a comment maker once left this:
Devore [California]
One hundred yards beyond a set of train tracks on Glen Helen Road is a stop sign. Cars on the hill leading up to this stop sign roll uphill instead of down. This is the work of the ghosts of six children who died on the road.

Glen Helen, California. One of the Red Bull motorcross stops.

In a case of the name "Glen Helen," does it have similar background synchromystic links, from Ohio's Yellow Springs area to California's Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino County?

Let's go back to Ohio.

Chris Woodyard, the author of the 7-volume Haunted Ohio series and the new The Headless Horror, enlightens me with this information:
The adjoining John Bryan State Park is supposed to be haunted by either Hugh Taylor Birch, the guy who left the land for Glen Helen (named for his daughter and site of the "yellow springs"), or John Bryan, who gave the land for the park and maybe Native Americans.
Glen Helen is a nature preserve and has some creepy spots. There was a suicide a couple of years ago on the bike path that passes it, but I haven't heard that the suicide haunts.
John Bryan segues into the Clifton Gorge area, once voted one of the top 50 scenic spots in America by National Geographic. It is a deep limestone chasm and quite picturesque. It has also been the site of several deaths--rock climbers and tourists getting too near the edge of the cliffs.
Here's a link about the Yellow Springs and info about Glen Helen.
Glen Helen is the legacy of alumnus Hugh Taylor Birch, who, in 1929, donated the wooded glen to Antioch College in memory of his daughter, Helen. With this gift, the College accepted the responsibility of preserving the land in perpetuity. Additional gifts expanded the preserve, which now encompasses 1000 acres, all accessible from a 25-mile network of footpaths. Today, that mission is carried forward by Antioch College through the Glen Helen Ecology Institute, which manages the land and coordinates the educational programs of “The Glen.” On even a short walk, visitors can view spectacular wildflowers, 400 year-old trees, limestone cliffs with waterfalls and overhangs, and the beautiful yellow spring for which the town is named.
The Glen is an integral part of the legacy of the College and will be an important resource for the development of its curriculum. For Antiochians, the identity of the College and Glen Helen are inseparable. For nature enthusiasts, the glen is a valuable resource for hiking, birding, and exploration.

Diane Chiddister, writing in The Yellow Springs News, once observed:
Imagine, if you will, going back in time 200 years and, on a trip to the Yellow Spring in Glen Helen, meeting one of history’s most distinguished Native American leaders.
Tecumseh, leader of the Shawnee nation, would have been 35 years old in 1803 and was believed to frequent the local spring, which the Shawnees thought held healing waters. Other famous chiefs, including Blue Jacket, Blackhoof, Blackfish and Little Turtle, also drank water from the spring, which was located just off the “Bullskin Trace,” a well-used Native American path which extended from Lake Erie to the Ohio River, according to William Galloway’s History of Glen Helen.

In 2009, Anita Brown wrote an article, "The haunted history of Glen Helen Nature Preserve in Yellow Springs, Ohio." She noted:
Many reports have been made, unknown to us then, of the spirits of the Native Americans that are still walking in the Glen, protecting the spring, and meeting at their own favorite spot along the lover's trail. It is considered to be one of the most haunted outdoor locations in the state of Ohio, according to most of the residents in Yellow Springs that believe in such things. Is it only the Shawnee spirits that roam the Glen, though?
Is Helen Birch Bartlett the woman that many have reported seeing walking or sitting in the Glen, dressed in period clothing, and fading right before their eyes? Is it her voice that some night visitors to the Glen have claimed to hear calling out from the woods, is it the voice of a Shawnee maiden, or just an auditory trick on us all? Perhaps we will never know...all that we do know is that Glen Helen has been a very special place for at least 200 years and going strong.
What other strange things have happened at other "Glen Helen" locations in the faraway places of Glen Helen on the Isle of Man, and Glen Helen in the MacDonnell Ranges, Australia?

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Synchrocinematic Tonto

We should always consider, through respect and heritage, the legacies that live on through synchromystic media and cinema in the blood of our own and others. The opening of The Lone Ranger is no exception.

My maternal grandmother Nellie Gray's father, John Gray, was a full-bloodied Eastern Band Cherokee. First Nations people's flows through the genes of many Americans.

Synchrocinematic Tonto

Tonto is going to be the major focus of the new Lone Ranger film because of the actor - Johnny Depp - who is playing that role. 

Tonto, of course, is a fictional character, the American Indian companion of The Lone Ranger, another one of the popular American Western characters for the Lone Ranger series, created by George W. Trendle and Fran Striker. It is a character that can have pathos, humor, strength, and irony.

In 2013, Tonto does take "center stage," as so many media reviews have noted, in this new version of The Lone Ranger. Some have said a Native (Western First Nations) American should have played the role. But, of course, in a brave new colorblind world, everyone would do best to play any fictional roles they can do well, no matter the ethnicity and racial overtones. While I may have issues with the continued bad choice of "Redskins" for a professional football team, the notion of an AfricanAmerican playing a Caucasian role (in whatever movie) or a basically Caucasian actor playing a Native (in The Lone Ranger) makes some sense to me.
The [original Lone Ranger] radio series identified Tonto as a chief's son in the Potawatomi nation. His name translates as "wild one" in his own language. For the most part, the Potawatomi did not live in the Southwestern states, and their regalia is different from that worn by Tonto. The choice to make Tonto a Potawatomi seems to come from station owner George Trendle's youth in Mullett Lake, Michigan. Located in the northern part of the Midwest, Michigan is the traditional territory of the Potawatomi, and many local institutions use Potawatomi names. Other sources indicate that Camp Kee Mo Sah Bee belonged to the father-in-law of the show's director, James Jewell. According to author David Rothel, who interviewed Jewell a few months before his death Kee Mo Sah Bee and Tonto were the only two words that Jewell remembered from those days. Tonto's name may have been inspired by the name of Tonto Basin, Arizona.
"Tonto" is also a common Spanish and Italian word meaning "stupid." Interestingly, "Kee Mo Sabe" comes pretty close to "que no sabe," roughly Spanish for "clueless one" (i.e. "tonto"). Source.
For those that understand that the differences between a Mohawk and an Apache may be as great as that between a white actor who is part Creek and a Dini, you get it. After all, the character of Tonto was portrayed most famously on television by Jay Silverheels, a Canadian Mohawk First Nations actor - not a Southwestern Amerindian.

Johnny Depp, who plays Tonto in the new film, was born in Owensboro, Kentucky, and raised in Florida, as the youngest of four children of Betty Sue Palmer (née Wells), a waitress, and John Christopher Depp, a civil engineer. Nick Barratt, a researcher for the BBC genealogical TV program Who Do You Think You Are?, stated in 2011 he had traced Depp's family name, Deppes, to 14th-century French Huguenots living in England. Depp has surmised that he is part Native American, saying in 2011, "I guess I have some Native American [in me] somewhere down the line. My great-grandmother was quite a bit of Native American, she grew up Cherokee or maybe Creek Indian. Makes sense in terms of coming from Kentucky, which is rife with Cherokee and Creek." Source.
I’d actually seen a painting by an artist named Kirby Sattler, and looked at the face of this warrior and thought: ‘That’s it’. The stripes down the face and across the eyes… it seemed to me like you could almost see the separate sections of the individual, if you know what I mean. There’s this very wise quarter, a very tortured and hurt section, an angry and rageful section, and a very understanding and unique side. I saw these parts, almost like dissecting a brain, these silvers of the individual. That makeup inspired me. ~ Johnny Depp

Depp's statements sound like the introspective transfiguration comments of Bob Dylan, detailed by Andrew Griffin and myself, recently. Maybe Bob Dylan should have played Tonto, but he didn't. He already played Alias in Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, and it seems to be Depp's time in history to play Tonto.

Let us see how this opening night at the movies unfolds!