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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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May 09, 2013


Wonderful, both the drawing and the story behind it.

That's a lovely tribute, Beth. And I'll bet Jonathan was pleased, too!

She comes alive in the drawing. And what a lovely tribute to her in your words as well.

Very beautiful, Beth, including your memories of her! Elder faces are so full of character with their lines and hollows, and to me, easier to draw than babies.

I can sense her personality in your drawing - strength and humour and memories of a full life.
Did she ever sit for you to draw or paint? Beautiful.

Now your garden slipped to number 2 on my list of favorits.
Kindness and love streaming out. I do believe that we sometimes see ourselves in others.

So beautiful. This is such a rich project, already. You're reminding me so strongly of the power of a daily practice.

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