How far would you go for love? Would you dare to go as far as Orpheus?
To venture past the boundary of death itself… To try to reverse the fate of your loved one… To reconnect the thread that had been cut?
As the son of Apollo, Orpheus had the power to bend the world to his will. One little tune on his lyre and everyone stops to listen.
Everyone, that is, but the Fates.
The music in today’s episode was composed and performed by Wes Covey.
The poem “Eurydice in Darkness” is by Peter Davison.
We’ll be talking more about this in an upcoming dark episode, but people need help now more than ever. Here are some organizations that could put a donation to good use:
- The National Partnership for Women and Families has fought for every major policy advancement that has helped women and families in the past three decades. The group fights for national legislation but can help individuals find resources needed to fight their own battles.
- The National Alliance to End Homelessness is a nationwide federation of public, private, and nonprofit organizations devoted to ending homelessness.
- The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children serves as the clearinghouse on issues related to missing and sexually exploited children. NCMEC is authorized by Congress to perform 22 programs and services to assist law enforcement, families and the professionals who serve them.
And don’t forget, there are plenty of local nonprofit organizations and charities in your community that need volunteers as well as donations.