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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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January 31, 2017

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Thanks for taking the time and emotional energy to write this, Beth. Such difficult time, but at least there is some comfort in the idea that there is solidarity, that rationalism still exists in careful and thoughtful analysis such as this, here.... And your example is good, as well, of maintaining a focus on self-care and on our own work, so that we can hold a balanced perspective and resist from a place of strength.

Just when you think your heart can't break any more, something like this happens. The only thing that is sustaining me these days is the huge number of people gathering to protest, to show solidarity. Thanks for being here.

Small correction: it's not Martine Le Pen, it's Marine. My heart skipped a beat when I saw my name associated with her!

It's a crazy, very upsetting and scary time. Unknown waters indeed...


Thankyou for this report and for Jonathan's very moving photos, Beth. It's important to be witnesses and to be vocal, even if it's crying in the wilderness.

Thank you, Frances, Mary, Martine, Natalie. Yes, we need to show up, bear witness, keep a record, and also take care of ourselves and each other so that we can continue to show up. Thanks for letting me know you were here, it means a lot.

Sharing and analysis that are both clear and personal, and beautiful photographs: such witnessing and record are important things to have, I think. Thank you.

Thank you, Jean.

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