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Thursday, September 18, 2003

Thursday September 18, 2003

Filed under: General — m759 @ 2:45 AM

Happy Ending

From yesterday morning:

“At three o’clock in the morning
Eurydice is bound to come into it.”
—Russell Hoban,
The Medusa Frequency

For June Carter Cash as Eurydice,
see The Circle is Unbroken.

Let us pray that Jesus College
will help this production,
with Johnny Cash as Orpheus,
to have a happy ending
.

From Jesus College, Oxford
Not the Jesus I had in mind, but it will do:

“… Filled with despair, Orpheus dragged himself back to earth with only his music left to him…. In death Orpheus once more entered the Underworld, still playing the lyre. He and Eurydice were permanently reunited. Many scholars see Orpheus as another pagan prototype of Christ.”

Amen.

4 Comments

  1. WHAT!?

    No no no … one must continue to read the myth of Orpheus.
    The poor lad lost his head.

    More akin to John The Baptist . . . me thinks.

    Comment by oOMisfitOo — Friday, September 19, 2003 @ 11:04 AM

  2. And he was still singing after he lost his head too …

    It’s a mystery.

    Comment by oOMisfitOo — Friday, September 19, 2003 @ 11:12 AM

  3. Umbra subit terras, et quae loca viderat ante,
    cuncta recognoscit quaerensque per arva piorum
    invenit Eurydicen cupidisque amplectitur ulnis;
    hic modo coniunctis spatiantur passibus ambo,
    nunc praecedentem sequitur, nunc praevius anteit
    Eurydicenque suam iam tuto respicit Orpheus.

    The ghost of Orpheus sank under the earth, and recognised all those places it had seen before; and, searching the fields of the Blessed, he found his wife again and held her eagerly in his arms. There they walk together side by side; now she goes in front, and he follows her; now he leads, and looks back as he can do, in safety now, at his Eurydice.

    Ovid, Metamorphoses, Book XI, 61-66

    Comment by m759 — Friday, September 19, 2003 @ 3:01 PM

  4. Ah … alrighty then.

    I wonder what sun nourishes the fields of the blessed in the underworld though? 

    Comment by oOMisfitOo — Monday, September 22, 2003 @ 4:42 AM

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