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“The Euripidean Challenge”

 

Photograph by John Diamond, M.D.

Aristotle taught that the essence of tragedy is hamartia – the tearing apart of the fabric of one’s existence.

And then, hopefully, anagnorisis – Understanding, Wisdom, Enlightenment.

Only then can the Euripidean challenge be answered:

Who are we?
and Why are we?

I believe the basic answer to be:

We are the beloved of our mothers,
and so live accordingly.

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Mothers & Mothering,
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