Wednesday, October 29, 2008
You think you have it bad.
This morning I picked up and began reading Robin Robertson's new translation of Euripedes' "Medea."
Medea is over 2500 years old--it's pretty good stuff. And as bad as life in your agency gets, don't for a moment think you are living in the darkest or gloomiest of days.
Let's start with Medea's opening coda:
"Your name means 'healer,'" she said.
"Well, heal this,"
drawing back the red sheet and showing me
our two dead sons, full of wounds."
Just something to think about for now.
Posted by George Tannenbaum at 8:46 AM