I'm currently reading The Odyssey for one of my literature classes this semester, and one of my favorite things about reading that epic, as well as the Iliad, are the fantastic epithets, or repeated creative phrases, scattered throughout. I love that daybreak is called "dawn, with her rosy fingers," and that Athena is referred to as "grey-eyed Athene" and that Penelope is almost always "circumspect Penelope." I could go on and on, 'cause there are a TON (yep, 2000 pounds of epithets. I checked). One of my new favorites that I hadn't noticed in the past is Neptune being referred to as the "dark haired earth shaker." I just think it's such a fantastic idea. I'd love to be a dark haired earth shaker, since I have dark hair and all. I guess I'm halfway there! Anyway, something about this outfit makes me think of The Odyssey. Maybe it's that my tights are blue, like the sea Odysseus is frequently traversing. Or maybe it's that the loose drapeyness of the dress I'm wearing reminds me of a gown Athena or Kalypso might drape over themselves.
Speaking of reading, one of my good friends Charlotte took these photos on campus for me today. One of the things I love most about my college is the awesome campus, full of lovely little nooks and old buildings.