I once heard a wise woman compare life’s voyage to a river that slowly twists and turns as it makes its way to the sea. I thought on it for it seemed pleasant, but I could think of no one, except perhaps that wise woman, whose life may have made such a leisurely voyage. It is my experience that life’s way is more often thrown from an accustomed path by unheralded jolts.
One can awaken on a morning filled with anticipation of a glorious day bathed in the warm Roman sun, and before it is over, the eyes are overcast with shadows and life’s course has been so altered that the time before is only a wistful memory. That is what I recall from the day I was raped by Agostino Tassi . . .
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