I marvel at the golden cape of the setting sun. Pink flowers crane their necks to catch the fading evening light. She shape shifts, entrancing a passing worm. She spins her silvery thread, and drinks it’s golden-ochre juice. She squeezes it dry. I grow nauseous. Every sensation in my body, experiencing disgust and aversion!



* In the Indian performing arts, Rasa is an emotion inspired in an audience by a performer. The नव रसा / nine rasas are described by Bharat Muni in the Natyashastra, an ancient work of dramatic theory. Each rasa according to Natyashastra, has a presiding deity and a specific colour. The 5th rasa is बीभत्सं (Bibhatsam) : aversion, disgust. Presiding deity: Lord Shiva. Colour: blue.