If we accept these internal hints and see the trickster in the artist, then where is his antagonist? If Hermes is the hymns, then where shall we find Apollo? Apollo is the audience for listening to the Hymn, and the hymnist's performance is a sort of Hermes raid on their Apollonian side. Imagine that audience for a moment. They have come to some festive event from the orderly, everyday world with its hierarchies, rules, and shame attacks for those who step out of line. As with any of us, a part of their psyche is Apollonian; a part of them follows the rules of the game, does nothing to excess, hopes to get exact weights and measures in the marketplace, holds itself at a distance from the merely human, maybe has a touch of the compulsive hand washer, and so on. Then, before such citizens there comes a singer who strikes up his lyre and weaves a melodic tale about a charming, harmless baby.
total accident produces new creation
-gene mutation meeting with worldly circumstances whose needs fit its shape
[Hole in the Wall]
pranks: not creation but revelation (the reveal): sugar crystals forming (reveals structure that in a mysterious way already exists within)