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February 23, 2012


My first impression was that the hats they are wearing look comfortable and appear to fit very well. The woman's appears somewhat like a mask, from Mardi Gras perhaps, and made of feathers forming to her face. The man's hat more resembles pea pods, and I thought first of the Green Giant, but I think he looks more like a Breugel peasant. The pictures, in light of the title (thank you for the translation!) seem representative of comfort, and how touch enables seeing.

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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.