|Theseus and the Graeae|
They can have had no childhood. Old women, poor old women, with one eye passed between them and one tooth in three mouths, with unending patience they chew through iron bars. Aeschylus has them half-swan, half woman, grey hair gone to feathers. They are called beautiful, cruelly, but like Ran’s children, they are strong together; with one eye they see well enough, with one tooth eat well enough. They neither seek the light, nor shun it; neither hope nor despair, but argue causes and cases, foods and fashions interchangeably.