The Icon Master
The Icon Master is coming!
I was concluding a day’s work as a framer of houses. My boss informed me that there was one more task to perform for the day. I was thrown my work apron containing various tools. Then I jumped on the back of a flatbed truck and was delivered to the Chrysler building. The building was totally surrounded by pipe-staging scaffolding for a major refurbishment. I entered the building and was struck by the beauty of the marble floors. As I was making my way across the floor I heard many individuals exclaiming, “The Icon Master is coming, the Icon Master is coming.” I lifted my gaze to one of the windows and saw a man climbing down the scaffolding. He was of eastern European origin, dressed in an elegant tuxedo with a diamond pin in his ascot. He also had a cape with ermine fur around the collar.
With a look that burned into me, he approached and handed me a book containing many symbols. Some of the symbols I was familiar with, others were new to me. As I looked at the various symbols I began to feel a sense of urgency to complete my page turning. When I got to the last page I felt his hands come under mine and with a snap he closed the book and took it back. He once again looked me and said, “You now have the plan, now get to work.”