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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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December 01, 2014


Even here it's cold, in the 30's in the a.m. on Sunday when we went to Volcano Village (in Hawaii)at 4,000 feet elevation. A lot of people don't have clothes for that kind of cold at all, or heating in their houses. It warms up in the daytime, though.
Can't say I miss real winter weather. But I love Bach!

Oops. I see that is not Bach! Nice, though!

Hi Beth. This post takes me back to England when I lived much more by the clock than I do now. And there was something quite delightful about the memories of getting up and off to work in the dark, so long as it wasn't too cold and foggy, or icy. Thank you for the memory trigger and the music.

"Laetentur coeli" -- is that from psalm 96 (starting from verse 11 -

Rachel, the origins I've found are: Is.49:13 Let the heavens be glad and let the earth rejoice./Let the mountains be joyful with praise,/because our Lord will come, and will show mercy to his poor. and: Ps.72:7 In your days, justice and abundance of peace shall arise.

I like entering the day in darkness and then returning home in late afternoon as it falls again, such a natural bracket. The city has begun its Christmas hum.

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