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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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June 13, 2012



i don't knwo if i;ve ever commented here. i don;t form memory so well.

i came to your blog by accident and stayed because i liked what you have to say and i like montreal.

it's just comforting in this day and age to hear more voices like yours, yes?

What a wonderful conversation. I'm so glad that you and she got over some shyness and spoke.

Lovely, Beth. I suspect your natural New England/upstate NY reserve made it a lot easier for her to feel comfortable with you.

Lovely story of tentative connections made - hope that grows to benefit you both, and that cute little boy! Love the garden photos too!

Enjoy your lovely summer, even with all the troubles.

I'm in Israel right now, and for some of the trip I'm meeting with some fantastic startups, venture capitalists, and other connectors, doers, and thinkers here. I could be here all year and still not have time to meet everyone I'd want to in Tel Aviv alone.

Wonderful cameo of a beautiful human interaction. Such incidents are rarely captured so well and so movingly, Beth. I hope you gradually get to know her and her boy - she might be longing for such friendship and too shy to initiate it.

I love this.

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