Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Ramona and I are reading the first Percy Jackson book, The Lightning Thief. Today, Sisyphus came up and I asked if she knew what a Sisyphean task was. She thought she knew, but she asked me to explain anyway.
"So, you know that Sisyphus was condemned to push a boulder up a mountain, only to have it roll back down every, single time. Then he had to push it back up again. So, a Sisyphean task is one with no end in sight ... you just have to do it again and again and again."
"Like laundry," she said, nodding.
This girl understands life.
My work here is done.