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    What do you think?

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    Too bad. The scupture was located in 1999.
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    I'm not done considering the Atropos Key as "Three winged and slight", the skeletal sculpture of one of the three sisters of Fate.

    The sculpture stands across a step, "step across".

    You can see the 982 from this spot on the hill.

    Maybe someone thought of this before, but the diamond shape in the "face" part of the sculpture has four equal length edges. It's a fairly tall statue, twice as tall as a person, and if you stand at the right spot on the hill you can see the peak of the Miller Outdoor Theater fit into it's center, "In the center of four alike".

    When did Indiana Jones come out?

    Can you see what I'm thinking?



    So, is it possible Preiss thought of adapting the idea used in Raiders of the Lost Ark to make this fun and current? Indiana Jones places the medallion on a staff of the correct length and places it at the correct point on a miniature replica of an ancient town in order to catch the right angle of the suns light. The jeweled center focuses the light into a beam that shows him where the ark is buried. It seems we have many of the same conditions here. The head of the sculpture looks like rays of the sun. The center of its face becomes the focal point. The object of the right height becomes the theater's peak. Where we stand to see this alignment becomes the spot to dig.

    I'm sure most folks will have a problem seeing Atropos as "three winged and slight". I'm more and more convinced because she definitely contains a skeletal figure and no one can argue that a skeleton isn't slight. She performs one of three tasks of fate. The other two tasks are split between her two sisters. Each of the three with a specific tasks makes them a collective of three wings or divisions. We need to control our assumptions. Not all things with wings are meant to fly.
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    Fortress north
    Cold as glass polished metal
    Friendship south

    Take your task
    To the number
    Nine eight two 982 Southern Pacific Steam Locomotive

    Through the wood Woodward, plaque on Atropos statue.
    No lion fears. lion = apex

    In the sky the water veers Roof

    Small of scale dimensions of a large something are represented by a small something
    Step across the step beneath the Atropos Key
    Perspective should not be lost follow a straight line
    In the center of four alike the diamond shape viewport of the Atropos Key
    Small, split,
    Three winged and slight Atropos Key

    What we take to be
    Our strongest tower of delight last, the signature, a moment of precision
    Falls gently
    In December night a snowflake

    Looking back from treasure ground
    There's the spout! view of 982's funnel
    A whistle sounds. proximity to the miniature train
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    redo of my post with some additions:

    Fortress north trojan bear sculpture is clue
    Cold as glass metal
    Friendship south a gift waits at the doors of an impenetrable wall

    Take your task
    To the number
    Nine eight two 982 Southern Pacific Steam Locomotive

    Through the wood Woodward, plaque on Atropos statue.
    No lion fears. lion = apex [predator]

    In the sky the water veers the roof of the Miller Outdoor Theater is an impenetrable wall to rain

    Small of scale dimensions of a large something are represented by a small something
    Step across the step beneath the Atropos Key
    Perspective should not be lost follow a straight line
    In the center of four alike the diamond shape viewport of the Atropos Key
    Small, split,
    Three winged and slight Atropos of three sisters of Fate, in charge of cutting the thread

    What we take to be
    Our strongest tower of delight last, the signature, a moment of precision
    Falls gently
    In December night a snowflake, but in this case, death, as Atropos perorms her task of cutting the thread. December is the end of the year and metaphor for the end of life.

    Looking back from treasure ground
    There's the spout! view of 982's funnel
    A whistle sounds. proximity to the miniature train

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    So, no toy train for Christmas idea here. No whale swallowing either. Just imagery conveying "hill/hump" and "top/apex". Sand andDecember are symbolic of "time running out". Think of the hourglass and the December romance. Camel, rhino head, and genie all convey a one-directional motif.

    The tilted stone is all I have as far as a literal image factor. The leaves look similar to the Atropos but the stone is spot on.

    Preiss uses the first word of the verse to direct our thinking: Fortress. When it comes to understanding the idea of a gift used to infiltrate an impenetrable fortress, like the Trojan horse was used under the guise of friendship, we have a gigantic roof of the Miller Outdoor Theater impenetrable to water from the sky and we have a gift from Patricia S. WOODward to the city of Houston in front of the theater, the Atropos Key. Looking through its diamond face with four equal sides and lining up the apex of the roof, we are able to find the exact spot on the hill ala Raiders of the Lost Ark style.

    The tricks to get in the verse are the Trojan Horse and Atropos myths. Seeing the metaphors of sand and December as symbolic for "time is almost out or near death" fits the image and verse for Atropos whose task is one of three divisions(military usage of wing) of fate, the cutting of the thread when a persons life is at its end.

    I have posted some of the details to forum. It all sorts out nicely once you see the use of lion means apex and three wings means the three sisters of Fate.

    Preiss liked Indiana Jones and Greek tales.
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    I suggest we get someone over there who is willing to lay on their belly with head close to ground and use a pair of binoculars.

    There's a super tall lamp at the base of the hill. My guess is it was there in 81. I can't accurately guess where this spot could be. Here's the best I can come up with from streetview.

    Imagine my ovals are on a straight line.


    I'm guessing that hill isn't more than 20 feet high from it's base. Our spot might actually be right near the base of the tall light tower.

    I refreshed the image to include my hand art.

    I think this location motif of lining up the apex in the atropos is like lining something up in the crosshairs. The star looks like that.

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