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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 25, 2014

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Next time, a real challenge. Convey somehow the essence of the unevenness of the paving stones (outside his parent's house I seem to recall) which trigger other Proustian memories. And after that - for summa cum laude - the nature of the Vinteuil sonata. You're allowed to cheat with the latter - the inspiration is said to have come from a Fauré piece.

I am fond of madelines too, and by some quirk of food distribution can get excellent ones in Hilo from a California bakery. I do like that sketch; it's lively. Makes me think I should try a little sketching myself.

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