Balinese Birthday of Cokorda Pemecutan XIAll the King's men gather to celebrate his OTON and 57th birthday including representatives from the moslem, paranormal and sub-normal communities. The cokorda was adamant that I did not photograph him sitting behind the high priest (pedanda intaran) on a lower bench — a classic bit of old world one-upmanship. After his blessing he gave a rousing speech to the gathered merry men and sang a sweet feudal Balinese 'pantun' about the role of the ksatrya in Balinese society. The birthday cake was rather small and no-one could remember the words to happy birthday so I was dragged on stage as token pale face and sang "God save the King". He beamed. In that moment Mosaic by the Sea was a universe away.