My Photo

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.

MY SMALL PRESS


MY ONLINE SHOP

« Diary: Winter Weekend in the Country | Main | Manon »

February 14, 2013

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341c643353ef017c36e0a278970b

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference A Montreal Valentine:

Comments

Beth, this is exquisite writing. Exquisite.

Beautiful -- the image makes me smile, and the prose is just wonderful.

Beth,
First, the image is incredible. But the writing--exquisite, particular, detailed--and so romantic. Perfect for today.

"every teacher who follows the kingdom of god is like a householder who brings out of her treasurehouse things both old and new"

Amazing how fun and lively this city is! And in the dead of winter, too. It really is a great place, as my daughter informs me, who has been there several times. Must see it some day.

Oh, lovely writing, so romantic, even in the cold of winter. I can just see Montreal....

Regarding the hubris filter. The 704-word comment was created on MSW Notepad, since composing within a typical Blogger comment box evokes flying Japanese Airlines to Tokyo - the exact opposite of a world too wide for his shrunk shank. I copy/pasted the resultant .txt file, it previewed, it published and then it disappeared. Did it a couple more times, same result. Saved it as a .docx file, same result. Saved it as an .html file same result. Finally, having printed it out I keyed it it into your comment box (You can see how keen I am to be read among your glitterati) and it failed again. This, if it works, came from a copy/pasted Notepad file.

Reason for earlier failures: I wasn't offered the dropdown WV panel. Nor was I when I tried again with the monster. Your blogging software clearly has a verb.sap feature intended to discourage running off at the mouth. Since I sympathise with this as a general principle I will abide by its judgement.

The comments to this entry are closed.