Saturday, January 5, 2019

Albatross Or Monkey?

I just heard a news item. 

The US State Department said concerning the recent murder by the Crown Prince of a Washington Post journalist: “they need to get the albatross off their back”. 

Actually the “albatross” - in this case the murder - but literarily a general metaphor, is always around the neck. 

What’s on their back is a monkey - that’s always what’s on one’s back; in this case the “monkey” may be a medieval version of their religion. 

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