i want you to make love not war, i know you’ve heard it before

That part of the story where Hades tricks Orpheus by giving him control is perfect. One might argue there is no trick, he was just given the power to be in charge but that’s the trick, can anyone handle being in charge? 10 million zillion trillion people just have to practice their music lesson or finish their school assignment or show up on time for the dentist and you already know the answer if ¬†you ask the receptionist how many people each day show up on time. I don’t think John Lennon got enough due for that early 70s hit but it was succinct, “keep on playing those mind games, forever”. We walk around believing we’re in control but the way it goes is an old story. Orpheus could secure Eurydice’s life by just walking out and not looking back.

 

 

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