Wednesday, November 23, 2011
isyphean: a task or labor that is unavailing; endless; (of or pertaining to Sisyphus)
In Greek mythology, Sisyphus, was a hubristic (another great word) king whose ultimate punishment was having to roll an immense boulder up a hill, only to have it roll back down before reaching the top and to repeat this throughout eternity.
As heard in this Bright Eyes song, Shell Games-one I have been listening to of late:
Daily Drop Cap by Jessica Hische.
definition via here