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Then Odysseus said to his wife:
"We have not yet come to the end of our trials.
There is still a long, hard task for me to complete..."
And Penelope calmly answered him:
"Your bed is ready for you whenever
You want it, now that the gods have brought you
Home to your family and native land.
But since you've brought it up, tell me about this trial..."
And Odysseus, his mind teeming:
"You are a mystery to me. Why do you insist
I tell you now? Well, here's the whole story.
It's not a tale you will enjoy, and I have no joy in telling it...."
Homer. The Odyssey. Book 23. p 360-361.
Translation by Stanley Lombardo.
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. Indianapolis, 2000.
New York State is home to 1.4 million veterans. US Census
Close to 2 million Americans have served in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. 11% who have served since 2001 are women.