“The word ‘clue’ derives from ‘clew,’ meaning a ball of thread or yarn. It had come to mean ‘that which points the way’ because of the Greek myth in which Theseus uses a ball of yarn, given to him by Ariadne, to find his way out of the Minotaur’s labyrinth. The writers of the mid-nineteenth century still had this image in mind when they used the word… .
The thread that led Theseus out of the maze was true to another principle of Whicher’s investigation: the progress of a detective was backwards. To find his way out of danger and confusion, Theseus had to retrace his steps, return to the origin. The solution to a crime was the beginning as well as the end of a story.”
Day Nine at Aller today. I am finally to my brightest and last colour yellow.
The work is not far from finished, just a few bits to tweak. I have had some lovely visitors today and some very inspiring conversations!
It was a rain free day today but it was cloudy, so not a good day to take pictures of the gardens. Once the sun is out I will take some pictures promise!