THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

The Wheel of Fortune. Many writers and philosophers have referred to this concept throughout the ages. It is a recurring and central theme indeed of Shakespeare's King Lear, in which, if I recollect correctly, everything starts to slip a bit after the King's youngest daughter doesn’t get him anything for his birthday – Nothing..."/"Nothing!?"/"Nothing."/"Nothing..." is how the exchange goes and it actually spoils the day. Most historic representations of Capricious Fate have the blind goddess Futura at the wheel, spinning it randomly, depicting the force behind the vicissitudes of life as invisible and inevitable, rather like a new album by the Stranglers. Read more

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