Troy, also known as Ilium. Today Troy is a ruin and it’s location remains much debated. Alexander stopped here in 334 BC to visit the site of one of his childhood heroes and supposed ancestors, Achilles.
“Will you come with me?” he asked. The never-ending ache of love and sorrow. Perhaps in some other life I could have refused, could have torn my hair and screamed, and made him face his choice alone. But not in this one. He would sail to Troy and I would follow, even into death. “Yes,” I whispered. “Yes.”
[my soul responding, a small playlist for patroclus and achilles;here]
special thanks to the patroclus to my achilles, donnie, for the amazing cover.