|Pippi Longstockings, teller of tall tales, eternal child |
and a favourite of Mercury. This is a still from
the Swedish TV series
With his silver speech, he makes us to believe the unbelievable; do the risible; see what is not there. This is also the gift of those ruled by Mercury.
At it's lowest level I'm talking about the saleswoman who persuaded you that the silver-spangled thong and granny glasses was a good look.
But here is what that exemplary Gemini, the Russian poet Alexander Pushkin (June 6), had to say about lying: "A deception that elevates us is dearer than a host of low truths."
And that, of course, is poetry.