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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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November 07, 2011


Elegiac indeed! You've brought alive that lovely park we walked through to visit you, and that amazing northern light and long slow evenings. I'm reminded of midsummer nights in Finland, when the sun dropped below the horizon for only moments (wrong season I know).

Your images are so deft--it's as if I'm walking beside you. I can understand the yearning to leave off the subway and just walk to the center of the city. A walk like this just fills you up, doesn't it?
Thanks for sharing it.

Reading this in the silence of the night, I am filled with a sense of melancholic wonder. I know I will come back to this beautiful piece again, and again, and again.

Beth, I like this and the photograph... just wanted to say that I'm a bit deluged and will catch up with you (and 7!) later.

The next scheduled performances, entitled “Ode to an Icon,” areThursday and Friday, November 10 and 11. Celebrate the 1937 opening of the Golden Gate Bridge. A tenor and three sopranos will present fabulous 1930s and 1940s songs that forever defined that era: Bye Bye, Blues, As Time Goes By, The Very Thought of You, In Apple Blossom Time, Bei Mir Bist Du Schőn and many others. The performances begin at 7:30 pm at the Golden Gate Club, 135 Fisher Loop on the Main Post. Seats can be reserved by calling (415) 447-6274. $10 suggested donation; $5 seniors.

Hi.The people may safely be trusted to hear everything true and false, and to form a correct judgment. Were it fall to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers of newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.
If you are ever in trouble, don’t try to be brave, just run, just run away.

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