We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The word for dance and the type of dance is different than we have translated before - or at least there is some thought in this direction. Salome may have been a charming little girl doing a folk dance, not a teen temptress. Hence the consultation with her mother.
Changes the whole picture, doesn't it?
Assistant Village Idiot