life cycle and social experience are represented by depictions of male
and female proceeding through, and/or simultaeously coexisting as, four
generations. The universality of experience is suggested by symbolic interchangeability:
imagine the selves as expressions of the meta-self, the portrayed individuals
as Hand Puppets being manipulated by the Puppeteer's Hand(s). Through an
association with the solar calendar the generations are identified (somewhat
arbitrarily) with the suits in a deck of standard playing cards.
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