"So what do those have to do with Ajax?" asked my daughter. "Don't tell me--I'll wait and read it." To begin with, I wore these earrings because they were a gift from my son, who we had all traveled to see perform the title role in the Greek tragedy, Ajax, in a production called The Ajax Project. He held these earrings for me to take a photo.
When he first appeared on stage, Ajax was drenched in blood after committing slaughter. As he looked up toward the balcony where we sat, his piercing green eyes shone out from the splatter of red that coated his face, hair, and clothing.