Thursday, December 15, 2016

Alexandria now and then

Sounds of mourning for this lost greatness would not be heard until later, until Cavafy, whose mirror game of anachronisms predicted the rise of the barbarians and the downfall of Hellen-ism, a future disguised as the past. You did not wish to prevent [it]. Or were you unable to, because it no longer involved a myth, but reality, history, facts? Those who have the power may bring along their own gods, while those who lose power must abandon theirs, but which god will appear when the barbarians come?

Cees Nooteboom
Letters to Poseidon
  Letter XII
Laura Watkinson
op. cit.

Voyager I
Planetary Society
Cloudscape of Jupiter

Will McBride
Street dog in Florence

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