The sightless’ guide taken

Sophocles: Oedipus in Colonos

Oedipus: Ho, friends! ye will not surely play me false? Chase this ungodly villain from your land.

Chorus: Hence, stranger, hence avaunt! Thou doest wrong in this, and wrong in all that thou hast done.

Creon to his guards: ‘Tis time by force to carry off the girl, if she refuse of her free will to go.


Does the walker choose the path? Or the path the walker?

The drawing below was done by my adult son, who never normally draws, on the occasion of my birthday this week.

The phrase in the title references the Book of the Dead, the working manual for the Abhorsen who hastens the unquiet spirits through the seven precincts and past the final gate.