Friday, February 15, 2013

Number 7 - It's All Greek to Me

Odysseus and Penelope

Few couples understand sacrifice quite like this Greek pair. After being torn apart, they wait twenty long years to be reunited. War takes Odysseus away shortly after his marriage to Penelope. Although she has little hope of his return, she resists the 108 suitors who are anxious to replace her husband. Odysseus is equally devoted, refusing a beautiful sorceress's offer of everlasting love and eternal youth, so that he might return home to his wife and son. This month, take a cue from Homer, and remember that true love is worth waiting for.


Susan Macatee said...

Just went through and read them all, Allison! Great posts for Valentine's Day!

Kathy said...

you are one busy woman!
these posts are wonderful
enjoyed them all very much
kathy cottrell

Anonymous said...

Enjoying these, Allison--and I'd never heard of Salim and Anarkali--that one is rather gruesome. Thanks for posting them all.

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed these posts even though love was sometimes thwarted by gruesome and violent means. However, love continues to conquer all, doesn't it?

L. M. Gonzalez

Tory Richards said...

This was also made into a movie. Can you imagine going 20 years without sex? He didn't, of course:)


Theresa Scott said...

Thank you, Allison, for researching and posting these love stories! Very much enjoyed reading them!

Angela Drake said...

In an era when divorce is so common, it's nice to be reminded of what 'devotion' really means.