CASSANDRA (final words):
Alas, poor men, their destiny. When all goes well
a shadow will overthrow it. If it be unkind
one stroke of a wet sponge wipes all the picture out;
and tha is far the most unhappy thing of all.
–Agamemnon by Aeschylus [ll. 1327-1330]
(transl. Richmond Lattimore)