Stay Up Forever
In 'Voyage to the Moon' (1649) Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac described
an attempt to reach the Moon by tying bottles of dew to the body. The idea
was that when the Sun came out, the dew would rise, taking the body with
it. On the face of it, this looks unlikely but the nocturnal nature of the
Dionysus Programme should make it comparatively easy to test.
We will need:
- a large green open space for dew maximisation;
- proximity to a site of astro-magical significance at a summer solstice
(when the sun's energy is at its height);
- several thousand people prepared to stay up all night and still have
the energy to fly at dawn;
- at least one sound system.
After a night of dancing, participants will roll in the long grass, covering
their bodies in a fine suit of dew. They will then join hands and dance
in a circle as the sun rises, waiting to take off.
Stonehenge on June 21st has been chosen as an ideal location. Unfortunately
there are indications that the state will attempt to sabotage the Dionysus
Programme by seeking to prevent the experiment, so all potential astronauts
are warned to be ready to defend themselves.
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