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March 22, 2013


Lovely, heartfelt tributes and so well-deserved!

Beth - Many congratulations and everything they said!! Nic

Congratulations! Even with the ups and downs, it's been a good decade, hasn't it?

Beth, I posted a longer comment under your tenth anniversary post, but when I returned there just now, it was gone. I find myself unable to express myself the way I had there and supremely dissatisfied with my attempts to write something else instead. Please suffice it to say that your writing and art have meant much to me (I still show your photographs to my freshmen each year to teach them about characterization), but the gentle care and concern you demonstrate to your readers and to the writers whose blogs you frequent have meant just as much -- maybe more. You've loved in the virtual world, teaching me that love knows no bounds.

Here's to ten more years of cassandra pages, and ten and ten after that.

Mary, thank you so much! You are one of my longest, most faithful readers, and I hope you know how much I appreciate the fact that you've kept coming here - and letting me know which posts you especially liked. It means a great deal to me.

Nic, thank you! I'm glad that blogging brought us together!

Rana - absolutely. It's been a great decade, and I'm glad for your companionship for almost all of it!

Peter, your other comment did come through, but because of the multiple pages it must not have shown up. Thank you very very much for what you said there, and here.

Thank you for sharing these beautiful notes. I didn't know about your blog--or read any blog 10 years ago. I had dial-up then. I had just come back from China with my younger daughter. I was fully occupied with babies and with the personal healing that having children spurred. But though I have come to it more recently, I appreciate the beauty of your work in your blog and elsewhere just the same. Voices of peace and consideration are far more rare than those of rant and spin. They are precious and to be cherished, like stones, and flowers.

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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.