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February 05, 2013


This is a beautiful post, Beth, and I find the ending especially poignant and lovely. Light all the way home. Yes.

(Having made my own post about midwinter and February yesterday, I am bound and determined to brighten things up today: I've bought an amaryllis for my desk, and am wearing a green sweater and an orange-and-yellow silken scarf, colors of spring and life despite the February gloom!)

Vintage Cassandra!

Spot on - lovely post, Beth. My son's lacrosse coach said yesterday: "we'll start this week with practices at 5.30, then we'll get later as it gets lighter." He was just giving me practical information and would have been astonished had I told him how truly joyful I suddenly felt on hearing his words. It is so easy to forget that winter too passes!

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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.