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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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October 19, 2013


That must be some testimonial for your paper. You've probably told us, but what it, Arches, Bockingford or Saunders Waterford?

This one is Arches, cold-press, bought in sheets​. I think the surface is a bit different from the Arches paper in blocks. For hot-press, though, I like Fabriano​ a bit better. Thanks for asking!

In recognition of your commenting problems elsewhere, please accept this as the electronic equivalent of a yeti track in the Himalayas.

I view the list with a somewhat jaundiced eye. "Practice" has many meanings but it would have been worth the compiler's while to have avoided the ambiguity in No. 4. Otherwise one imagines a whole slew of people who have been practised on (And there's another meaning; Shakespearean no less) while the compiler sought to perfect his/her acts of kindness.

And, if this list is directed towards happy people (wouldn't like to meet them en masse) what need have they for issuing forgiveness?

A mere yeti track, you understand.

Practice is all we have Yets, until we achieve perfection. It makes me giddy to envision hordes of people who have been the victims of attempted kindness, and it's good to know that somewhere, hiding in the impenetrable wilderness, is a creature as argumentative as myself. :)

That's gorgeous, Beth.

My dear Yeti, I assure you that this is the first and only time you will see the phrase "practice random acts of kindness" on my blog. Having said that, if #4 were simply "Be kind," I too would not wince.

Mike, you're making me laugh. Thanks. (If you don't know Roderick's blog, hope you'll take a look.)

I found some of the imperatives in the list vague, so added "by..." after each sentence to see if I could describe with actual behaviour that would evoke that state. Often, if I perform the behaviour, the state is evoked.

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