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Who was Cassandra?


  • In the Iliad, she is described as the loveliest of the daughters of Priam (King of Troy), and gifted with prophecy. The god Apollo loved her, but she spurned him. As a punishment, he decreed that no one would ever believe her. So when she told her fellow Trojans that the Greeks were hiding inside the wooden horse...well, you know what happened.

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October 13, 2010

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Beth,
I really enjoyed this. Now I can really SEE you. Whenever my son moves to a new apartment, I ask him to take photos of his new place so that I can see him in it. It makes a difference. I can place him in space even though he lives across the country. And now I can do the same with you!

Beth, thanks for the mention. I read this with great interest, able to visualise you and J in your setting. Amazing how such a description of an 'ordinary' day can seem so vivid and so different from one's own. Like a still-life painted by Corot or Morandi. It's true that one should go outside more - certainly in my case. Yesterday was a beautiful day and I never stepped out the door!

Beth -- I recently did this exercise as well, it's fun and somehow illuminating. I loved reading yours and Natalie's.

How wonderful to spend the day with you this way, visualizing you and J so clearly after our visit last spring! I clearly remember the sofa you sit on, the little cooking area and everything in your studio, as well as your lovely warm apartment.

Un dio tipico. I guess my life would seem irregular to you, since I seldom plan things. Terry, my husband, is the creature of habit around here. But maybe I'll try to chronicle my Mondays, which are the days on which I do the most work.

i like the sound of your life - relaxed mixture of work and play

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