My shave with the QUETZALCOATL
(aka the "Feathered Serpent")
The Feathered Serpent was a prominent supernatural entity or deity, found in many Mesoamerican religions.
It was called Quetzalcoatl among the Aztecs.
The double symbolism used in its name is considered allegoric to the dual nature of the deity,
where being feathered represents its divine nature or ability to fly to reach the skies
and being a serpent represents its human nature or ability to creep on the ground among other animals of the Earth,
a dualism very common in Mesoamerican deities.
This morning I decided to abandon the Cobra Kai dojo to visit the temple of the Quetzalcoatl...
My offering to the Quetzalcoatl came in the form of the much praised Mike's Natural Soap (Rose and Cedarwood).
I prepared my lathery offering with a brush befitting a God, a 3/2 Rooney Finest (imitation horn handle).
The result, a thick, creamy, rich lather foaming with tallowy goodness.
With "Feather" in mind my touch with the Cobra was equally light.
The lighter touch was in stark contrast to yesterday's shave with the Cobra Kai combo,
which had been with a degree of confident care free pressure.
Perhaps I needed a little more pressure, but I relied only on the weight of the razor.
I was rewarded with a completely irritation free shave, but at the cost of closeness.
Despite a DFS with 2 passes (WTG and ATG) on the face and 3 on the neck (WTG, XTG and ATG) I found the Kai to be more effective.
It's difficult to draw any real conclusions between the Kai and the Feather without further use,
So more thoughts tomorrow...