Saturday, 17 September 2005

Winnowing fan

AF recalled Homer’s Odyssey in which Odysseus was instructed by Tiresias to take an oar from his ship and to walk inland until he finds a ‘land that knows nothing of the sea’, where the oar would be mistaken for a winnowing fan[1]. At this point, he was to offer a sacrifice to Poseidon, and then at last his journeys would be over.
Tiring of her seemingly endless air travel, she wondered what would be an equivalent object for her to carry.

Well you could always carry a chock. And wait until someone asks you what size of door needs a stop that big.