Aeneas carrying Anchises and the Penates out of Troy (Veii, Etruria, c. 500 BCE)
Do you love me? he asks one. If I want him to remain alive, what is that to you? he says of another, and then that other reveals himself as the author of the words we are reading. The twenty-first chapter of the Gospel of John is strange (a succession struggle, like those in King Lear or in Kurosawa’s films). It is perhaps strangest when Christ prophesies Peter’s death, When thou wast young, thou girdest thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest: but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not.
"Dakhil Naso, a Yezidi from Sinjar carrying his blind father to Kurdistan to save him from death." (August 28, 2014), via @KhalafHamo