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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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June 21, 2008

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That last paragraph filled me with peace.

It would be nice to see a photo of the terrace. When I read your posts I remember living in Montreal and the times we have visited there. It is a lovely city.

I would have loved to have heard the flute. When we first moved into this house years ago, we opened all the windows in the front room one evening to hear the teenage boy across the street playing his french horn. The music was entrancing, like our own private concert. Two years ago, this then-teenager was hired to play in the Chicago Symphony.

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What a lovely image, the flute playing and the dappled light.

The green almonds are beautiful too, and I don't really mind I was too late to see the video!

Your coleus is gorgeous. I'd love to see photos, too. I love the feeling that last paragraph gave me, of playing the flute in the peaceful morning. I know that feeling quite well.

It's good that you feel comfortable enough with your neighbors to play music that you know is going to be heard next door. When I first moved to Cleveland I wasn't comfortable playing my recorder with the windows open; I didn't want to bother anybody. But after a while, I could hear a proficient violin student practicing down the street one way and a flautist on the porch at the other end, and I realized (though I'd never be that good) that nobody would mind. My daughter, more outgoing than I am, cheerfully practices her trumpet with the windows open and we haven't gotten any brickbats yet.

Your post gives me a feeling of balance: hospitality, work (in a small garden, no less!), travel, and solitude. I hope you are having a beautiful week.

Isn't Montreal an amazing city of wonderful contradictions? There is peace and nature...hustle and bustle...all in the same place. I am often astounded by the sights and sounds that I experience on our terrace....all with the cityscape as a backdrop. We are so fortunate.

Isn't Montreal an amazing city of wonderful contradictions? There is peace and nature...hustle and bustle...all in the same place. I am often astounded by the sights and sounds that I experience on our terrace....all with the cityscape as a backdrop. We are so fortunate.

Isn't Montreal an amazing city of wonderful contradictions? There is peace and nature...hustle and bustle...all in the same place. I am often astounded by the sights and sounds that I experience on our terrace....all with the cityscape as a backdrop. We are so fortunate.

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