Friday, January 13, 2023

The Red Thread

Simona Giurgea performing Simone Weil’s essay “The Iliad or the Poem of Force”
This is as devastating as it is brilliant. Rebecca's Steve recommended Simone Weil to me (Icons passim) as far back as 2021.

I place her now in a long red thread running through history and culture [the Three Marys at the crucifixion, Mohammed's daughter Fatima, Margery Kempe, the wife of Bath, Edith Stein (Auschwitz) and Inayat Khan (Dachau) etc. etc.]. Women bearing searing witness. Why aren't we seeing more plays and reading more about such people?

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