Who or What is Penelope?

 

In Homer’s The Odyssey, Penelope is the wife of the main character Odysseus, the King of Ithaca. In Roman mythology he is also known as Ulysses.

Odysseus and Penelope are separated for 20 years, first during the Trojan War and then on a ten year journey back to Ithaca. To some, Penelope is a representation of ‘home’ and not necessarily of a wife.

For me, Penelope (or home) is more of a feeling. It is what you are thinking and feeling when you do something you enjoy. From eating a hot curry, having beers with someone you just met, getting dragged onto the dancefloor by a Polish girl that speaks Polish to you or hiking up a mountain. All of the things that make me feel alive. That is what this blog is about.

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