The great thinkers of ancient Greece held the notion of moderation in high esteem. So did my parents. They didn’t quote Euripides or anything, but they liked to say things like, “everything in moderation” and “Plato said practice moderation and he was pretty smart, right?”
So, in my house this seemed to be the answer to everything, eating, exercise and especially the application of make-up. But, I never was the ‘moderate’ type. Once I put my mind to something I was off, full speed ahead. Burning rubber until the tires blew off. The faster I could get there the better. And if I couldn’t get there pretty darn quick, my attention would soon be focused elsewhere.
So, I’ve pulled an old copy of Medea off the shelf and blown the dust off in the hopes that I might retain a little wisdom. At worse it should help me fall asleep tonight.