Gerry Baptist - THE SALOME STORY

In the Biblical story Salome’s lust for the Prophet John the Baptist is so obsessive and overwhelming that, because she is humiliated by his rejection, she is willing to have him killed so that she can possess him. After the ‘Dance of the 7 Veils’, she demands his head as the prize.

There is a mixture of romance bubbling with lust, religious values and astonishing expectations which gives this story a hedonistic appeal. She could so easily be part of our consumer society, forever grasping for more.

‘If I dream I have you, I have you.
For all dreams are but fantastical.’
John Donne

© Gerry Baptist 2020