The Maiden's Odyssey
The Maiden’s Odyssey
The god vindictive doomed them never more
(Ah, men unblessed!) to touch that natal shore.
Oh, snatch some portion of these acts from fate,
Immortal Muse! and to our world relate.
History, Stephen said, is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake.
James Joyce, ULYSSES
… there was no telling whether he was long overdue to return, or just setting out on his journey.
Charles Frazier, COLD MOUNTAIN
Blind Seer: You seek a great fortune, you three who are now in chains. You will find a fortune,
though it will not be the one you seek. But first... first you must travel a long and difficult road, a
road fraught with peril. Mm-hmm. You shall see thangs, wonderful to tell. You shall see a... a
cow... on the roof of a cotton house, ha.
Joel & Ethan Coen, O BROTHER WHERE ART THOU?
The mission is too important to allow you to jeopardize it.
Stanley Kubrick, 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY