Saint-Saens - When the lions turned
Type of spiritual experience
A description of the experience
from Death and its mystery - Camille Flammarion
When, for the first time, I made application as a candidate for the Academie des Beaux-Arts, I was not nominated. This rather provoked me and I told myself mentally, looking at the Egyptian lions that adorn, in such bizarre fashion, the facade of the Institute:
"I shall present myself again when the lions turn around"
Some time afterwards - the lions were turned!