Definition in musical notation.
Definition in musical notation.
The story renders it incumbent upon the reader to engage a very active imaginative capacity. As such pictures help. Pictures also bias.
The tradition of Courtly Love in literature comes in three types: allegories, lyricals, and romance (aka færy tales).
In prudence of full disclosure, be aware that Richard Wagner’s opera was tentatively titled Parzifal (just as WOLFRAM VON ESCHENBACH had titled the protagonist) until 1877, when he switched to the handle Parsifal. This change was informed by one theory about the origin and etymology of the name (Perceval > Parzifal > Parsifal).
Vidēre licet the name as of Persian order Fal (Pure) Parsi (Fool).
At this time, your historian has been unable to validate any other origin theories for the name.
Though we shall encounter, virtually, every story ever told within Parzifal, a breakdown of the tradition of Courtly Love and Chivalry during the High Middle Ages as Eschebach tells it is justly prudent.
We concern ourselves, as the reader, with (1) Provençal troubadours, (2) French trovères, and (3) minnesänger.
I’m Wolfram von Eschenbach. I’m a bit of a minnesänger.
Note that Eschenbach states that a Provençal called Kyot (my research suggest Pyot to be a correspondant name in other texts) sent ” the book” to him.
Of keen interest to your historian is the patron enabling Eschenbach to afford the luxury of his composition. Wolfram was under the patronage of Medieval German Mæcenas Herman Landgrave of Thuringia.
The tradition of Courtly Love and Chivalry during the High Middle Ages as seen from the Critical perspective:
The overall gist, to be concisely reductive) of works concerned with courtly love seems to be the romance of self-perfection in knighthood, where both the chivalric and the spiritual receive their due as part of Love and Sensualism.
Parzifal had the knowledge of chivalry concealed from him until he was of an age able to think for himself.
In C.S. Lewis’ Allegory of Love, he presents the literary tradition of courtly love to include four basic characteristics: humility ; courtesy ; adultery ; Religion of Love.
A feudalization of love.
We will consider the meaning of the above shortly.
The genius of the above description will be revealed in history of words.
The above is incorrect. Just my opinion, in light of the below.
Trestles tower above, criss-crossing the distribution of mass.
Edified in engineering.
Precipice and Edge. High-sided to deep – plummet.
Span bridging here-to-there.
Anchored in shallow waves.
A shunt by-passing the river below, a detour for red blood celled cars.
Varicose veins over dirt legs.
Dusty and bumpy.
Arterial jams, backed-up traffic
Clotting main veins.
Blood pressure from cellular vehicular road-rage.
Parcigal learned the powers of personal appearance, nearly two decades past. She learned its ability to exploit and/or to be exploited, nearly a decade ago. Hell, all gals did where she was from, Alabam, the Dirty South. Personal appearance stood as the primary source of feminine efficacy (next to blood kin).
The place where they raised her never addressed that which she regularly pondered: the long game for pretty lady face.
This type of prettification during youth resulted in an aged-self prettifying to remain relevant, as a new generation of beautiful gals arose.
The true Tao seemed to be finding Beauty unmasked.
She started to let her face be as it is. Washed it, moisturized it, but that was all.
She became the appearance of the female she was.
She did this, going about daily public interactions, until she knew her face,
Became the female she is.
Then she wields the power of makeup’s masking properly. Not defensively.
Parcigal lived her dream of Art. She reinterpreted Myshkin anew, unbound to previous ties made.
Of course now, books are more often quoted than read.
The once enumerable is now innumerable.
Parcigal recoils from monastic traditions. It is being one a crowd, faceless.
Initiation required heavy control over the individual’s entire life. Gives very little free will. They seperate sexes, assuming gals are even allowed at all. It imparts a tacit intent to shame the sexual nature of the h. sapien mammal. She does not doubt the resiliency of these traditions. But, her energy does not run properly in their circuits.
She recoils from secret societies and erudite traditions, because she distrusts agendas she agrees to but cannot fully see. It feels, in her mind, like blindly giving away power.
But she is wary. She is also extremely lovesome.
A lovesome nature required diligence.
What was the use of sensualism with a resonant partner?
Why was this primal magic so hidden?
Magnetism and electricity.
Conductive bodies are conducive to utilizing each resonant body.
So, in her Fool way, she left her Ewer the note below.
The morning after she spent her first night in the handmade.
Before she snuck out (after two minutes of hard doting on his sky-eyes) without rousing him.
When we last left off the Great Work of story, Parsifal went it alone on the quest shared by all. Parsifal was unaware, unsure of the quest itself, of that being sought.
The first secret herein reveals the Green Knight and Parsifal are one and the same; or, perhaps these are the two faces comprising our protagonist. Two lives lived in parallel.
You have heard the name ‘Knight Templar’ and assumed it referred to a man,
The second, open secret: Parsifal is a broad. A simple wench, to use the modern subtext. A gal.
A gal questing but for what holy grail? She worried about it not. Journeys become. Destinations are a drag. She spun infinity effortlessly. She worked her method. Her method was the achievement not the means to achievement.
This was her Tao, her manner and way of being:
learned from Elder Brother in secret;
thanks to Knecht;
apologies to his Shadow, still wandering alone;
And no regrets coyote.
[Verticies. Ways of being. (Berger’s Ways of Seeing).
Multiple levels of discourse take time to discern.]
But our Parsigal remains.
Our Parsigal is a tangential elaborator.
(S)he is something new: the contention made (here), at least.
One is left to presume.
Hurumph and hazaa.
Herald this return from the heavens and hells.
Ringing in the peals of bells and pounded from the skins covering drum heads.
Issuing forth in the drone of electric strings plucked and amplified
The return may come before the end of next summer.
It is not good when it is done.
It is done when it is good.
Parsigal struggles here, locked in the struggle box. Feeling like an empty empath.
Some comment: that is okay, she is pretty (enough).
Never. Pretty is never enough. Work. Absurd. Always.
Multiple primary sources note her propensity for laughter and love of comedy.
“No one laughs like….”
Multiple romantic partners:
“You are comfortable,” whispered with serious gravity.
Well, the pretense of gravity. They needed something basic. Parsigal was simple but never basic. Basic exists in limited misery. Simple is elegant methodology.
Stars are everywhere.
Most come out during the day.
It is hard to see the stars of the day.
And hard to understand the night stars so easily seen in the dark.
Two stars become a planet with the application of the function of a
Goddess/Godhead. One : another.
So came Ae.
S(he). Cloaked. Parsifal.
Jade eyes that turn amber and brown when upon looked.
Only the Grail knows this:
Morning and nightly star.
She is a knight hand-made from a handmaid.
She will sow. Sew.
A she-chevalier for he.
True amateur. Feminine anew. With masculinity imbued.
She wears all the colors of Joseph’s coat. The one the Argonauts eventually obtain, no?
Ha, some dummy thought her a witch who turned the men to swine like legion running off some cliff, like clumsy wildabeasts rushing in a herd towards their own demise.
The lesson she meant to impart in these old epics is: never cast your pearls before swine. Never haggle over the price of an irregular pearl, either. Is it more valuable in its uniqueness? A snowflake impeccability of form. Or is it grotesque? Ill in uniform. From an uninformed maker? A non- artisan oyster? What crass and craven questions could one scratch if not these?
Improperly tangled loops.
Emergent, epiphenomenon of complex systems.
The third law of thermodynamics misinterpreted.
Her name has been spelled too many ways.
She cannot rightly recall her writeful name;
Her dexter handle;
The a droite moniker (not the a gauche one).
All titles have power. And to have is to hold.
All titles can be reduced to words of language.
Not all titles can be expressed with words of language.
Collared without collaring. Maverick whose brand is a lack of brand.
Feral gal child, spirit undomesticated.
This is our Parsigal.
This is the story.