After The Lepidopters : A Space Opera, we received correspondence about certain other such activities.
Monsieur d'Opter, an optician from St. Armand-Montrond, has sent us these images of the Lycée Lepidopters in rehersal for their annual spring parade, The Summoning.
click image to enlargeAs winter looses its chill hold and the buds of spring again begin to swell, the people of this small French town - female students, men in dresses with drums and horns, the mayor and the notary - parade through the district with their LYCÉE PAPILLON banner.
Their purpose, to summon the eye-winged from their catacombs : Return to the light, Grant us new sight, Bring to all your every delight.
How many goodly creatures are there here!
How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world,
That has such people in't!
'Tis new to thee.
The Tempest : Act 5, Scene 1
Monsieur Le P. d'Opter
with nœud papillon
Patron - Lycée Lepidopters
The participants wear their traditional garb. At the throat of each un nœud papillon : for the young women, slim open-winged black; for the men, in pink, grand flouncy red; for the mayor and notary, appropriate, reserved.
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