Gosh there’s some powerful stuff in Gilgamesh!
What instances and expressions of friendship were striking to you?
Here’s one that made me stop:
“Gilgamesh knew his friend was close to death. He tried to recollect aloud their life together that had been so brief, so empty of gestures they never felt they had to make.”
Gosh! How much of our lives we lose to not telling our friends that we appreciate their presence in our lives, no?
It’s fascinating to me to read this, on one page is something so foreign: the weird Ishtar and their weirder treatment of her; and then something so shatteringly human like this scene of Gilgamesh anxious over his friend’s injury and sickness.