Sing in me, and through me tell the story
Of that man skilled in all the ways of contending,
A wanderer, harried for years on end…
- Homer's Odyssey (700 B.C. – ish)
When pondering a messy life along side the freshly tried perspectives of a new man...I really thought this was all quite funny. Wonderful to tell...knock out the dents, dust off and be real.
Delmar O'Donnell: You work for the railroad, Grampa?
Blind Seer: I work for no man.
Delmar O'Donnell: Got a name, do you?
Blind Seer: I have no name.
Ulysses Everett McGill: Well, that right there may be the reason you've had difficulty findin' gainful employment. You see, in the mart of competitive commerce...
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. And, oh, so many startlements. I cannot tell you how long this road shall be, but fear not the obstacles in your path, for fate has vouchsafed your reward. Though the road may wind, yea, your hearts grow weary, still shall ye follow them, even unto your salvation.
- O Brother, Where art thou? (2000) – Homer, Ethan Coen & Joel Coen