Just a thought. 16.

Cephalus, in answer to Socrates' question of whether life is harder towards the end, "For certainly old age has a great sense of calm and freedom; when the passions relax their hold, then, as Sophocles says, we are freed from the grasp not of one mad master only, but of many." (3) Plato, Trans. Benjamin…

Draw the linen curtains

One who drags herself to safety, or survives intact on her own, is an anomaly. Yet we make heroes of people we think do, people who survive on their wits, courage, and will, and nothing more. Hence the popularity of lone survivor books and movies, usually about men, such as Robinson Crusoe, The Revenant, Cast…