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To Hermes Psychopompos

Hermes, you who speak, you who negotiate, you who shatter all boundaries, you who understand, Friend of Humanity, you who have a great heart, do you know what festers in mine? Do you know that pain, that cold mud that, after … Continue reading

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It’s not always the Gods – sometimes we’re just kind

The sky was already darkening, and my stomach rumbled as I walked past the man sitting on the corner of the street. I barely glanced at him as I hurried home, looking forward to cuddling up in my bedroom with a … Continue reading

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Skipping Stones across the Styx

It’s dark down here. It smells of dank earth and algae that creep up the banks of the river Styx like mould. Mud squelches under my feet. With my toes I test the shoreline, tentatively skimming the surface of the water … Continue reading

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Seikilos Epitaph: Wisdom from Ancient Greece

I’ve just come back from a memorial ceremony, so I thought it would be appropriate to share one of my favourite songs, from the Seikilos Epitaph. This song was composed by a man named Seikilos in the 1st century of … Continue reading

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