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Artist, Heather Oliver             

The Warrior’s Rest

Dying Gaul 3

Dying Gaul (Roman copy of Hellenistic original commissioned by Attalus I of Pergamon; Capitoline Museum, Rome)

“She had no regrets for her life. Many cold nights had she spent on hard ground, with weapons as a pillow, but the stars had been beautiful beyond compare for a blanket.” – From “Endgame”

Song: from “This War is Over” by Melissa Etheridge, end-theme of The Devil’s Own (1997)

4 Responses to “The Warrior’s Rest”

  1. Caliban says:

    Academic science is a brutal, unforgiving discipline, cold-hearted and monastic. I love science, but any allegiance to anything else is seen within the academy as being weak and second-rate. I have been told this myself over and over, even though I utterly disagree.

    You’ve fought the good fight, and contributed more than most. You deserve our salute. Rest well.

  2. Athena says:

    Thank you, dear friend.

  3. What does this mean? You’re alarming me.

  4. Athena says:

    Don’t be alarmed! I’m still here.