Freitag, September 23, 2005

MY VACATION IN TUNISIA or ON THE TRACES OF ODYSSEUS


Homer’s immortal epic poem "The Odyssey" traces Odysseus’s ten-year-long journey homeward from the Trojan War, taking him from island to island around the Mediterranean in a way that demonstrates that the insatiably curious Odysseus was not in as much of a hurry to get home.
He wanted to see and experience everything that lay in his path, and did...

Carried away by the tempest far off Cape Malea Odysseus and his squadron finally reach an unknown land in the country of the Lotus-Eaters.

The country was so beautiful that Odysseus wanted to stay there awhile and rest up. So he sent out some scouts to determine if the natives were friendly. Odysseus waited and waited, but the scouts never returned.


What had happened was this: ther scouts had indeed met up with the locals, the Lotus Eaters, who turned out to be very friendly. The Lotus Eaters shared their food with the scouts. But the food - the Lotus - was a kind of dope, and the scouts got wasted from it and forgot all about Odysseue, their mission, getting back to Greece... everything.

All they wanted to do, was hang out, eat lotus, and get high... ;-)

AND THIS LAND IS CALLED TODAY : TUNISIA

But the consumption of Marijuana is strictly forbidden there today!

2 Comments:

Blogger sirreene said...

All they wanted to do, was hang out, eat lotus, and get high...
and Girls just want to have FUN!

2:01 vorm.  
Blogger castor said...

;-) Dear Sirreene, that time was the beginning, the commencement of THE MACHO WORLD :

When Odysseus started to compain against Troy he said to his wife Penelope :
"Wife, one thing is certain—not all our soldiers will return from Troy unhurt ... So I cannot say whether the gods will let me come back or whether I shall fall on Trojan soil. But I leave everything here in your charge. Look after my father and mother in the house as you do now ... And when you see a beard on our boy's chin, marry whomsoever you fancy and leave your home."

And Penelope waited and waited for him about 20 years ...;-)

However, have a nice weekend!

Love and Peace,

Castor

5:21 vorm.  

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