The River Styx

 Posted by on November 14, 2015  Add comments
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  1. Hi Pauline
    I had to ponder your photo for awhile. It triggered for me how us humans need to create stories…in looking at it, my brain started making up stories about what each person is doing…looking for faces. Then I ‘remembered’ that I wish I could write well.
    It then occurred to me that we make up stories about things all the time. I just need to listen and write them down.
    And say ‘I can’ rather than ‘I can’t. So thanks for that!

  2. Hi Pauline, I too have been pondering this image a lot and wanted to be sure of myself before I commented. The river Styx has enormous meaning in Greek mythology – the boundary between Earth and the Underworld. It is also a river purported to have miraculous powers – the mother of Achilles dipped him in it as a baby to make him “invulnerable” but she forgot to put his heel in too as she was holding him from it, hence the term “achilles heal”. In this image I relate more to the boundary between the Earth and the Underworld as the figures in your image look so ghostly. To me it speaks of a huge transition from one state to another and fills me with a little nervousness ….

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