the definition of hell

Around him, the lament for the dead arose;
for she alone, in that sad place, is at home who,
having given birth to beauty,
has watched that beauty die.

-Gilgamesh

“That’s the definition of Hell.It was written almost 5,000 years ago.  On a clay tablet.  With a freaking stick.

“Who,” the ancient, toga-wearing, sandal-sporting writer wonders, “Who could possibly feel at home in Hell?  Oh, I know.  Somebody who feels like they’re living in it every day.  Someone who has lost a child.”

“She alone, in that sad place, is at home.”

From bythebrooke.blogspot.com, 8/24/11

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