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And today is, apparently, the start of Losar, the Tibetan New Year. So to all my Zang friends, HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I'm nearing the end of The Devil and Miss Prym by Paulo Coelho (more on that later), and he's just told the story of King Midas. It's a cautionary tale: Midas was given one wish by the god Dionysus, and in his greed he asked that everything he touch turn to gold. The end is well-known: even his food and drink are turned to gold and, in Coelho's version, he dies of hunger and thirst in a week. (In some versions he learns his lesson and Dionysus restores him to normalcy).
From this story, we get the expression "the Midas touch," which is commonly considered a good thing. One of my favorite resources, The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy (at Amazon), says that, "A person who is very successful or easily acquires riches is sometimes said to have a "Midas touch.'"
Over on eduFire a member asked: "If you were giving your last lecture, what would you say?"
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