bellasemplicita

Regaining a lost love for beauty and simplicity.

Tag: Friends

Irony

04

‘Leto and Niobe were deeply loving friends.’

– Sappho (no. 85)

When I first read this remnant of one of Sappho’s poems, I took it as a statement of fact.  Although, I knew the myth I was unable to detect a sense of irony.  It seemed to add an interesting quirk to the story.  Perhaps I took it as fact because I was more interested in it being so.

Leto and Niobe were deeply loving friends.’

However, when I now read this fragment I can not help but wonder what Sappho meant.  Perhaps it is only cruel irony.

Photo by Mario Giacomelli

Happy Birthday!

Today is my 16th birthday . . .

God has richly blessed me during the past year and I know, will continue to do so.

The Difficulty . . .

The difficulty is not so great to die for a friend, as to find a friend worth dying for.

– Homer

Photo by Vivian Maier