Lebanon devours its children
Posted by adiamondinsunlight on December 12, 2007
When I was much younger I took a short gifted & talented summer course at a local university – a workshop, really.
We discussed myths, and what wisdom we could learn from legends. I don’t remember most of them, but one remained with me, and it began:
Chronos, the father of time, devours his children.
Of course time devours his children, even if against his will. We grow up, become adults, age, and die. For me at thirteen, this was an unshakable lesson.
This morning I heard the same sentence in my head. Lebanon devours its children too, and stops time the only way it can: by destroying their future.
(Image of Saturn – another name for Chronos – devouring his son courtesy of Erik Weems’ fine website on Goya.)