the albatross and ebola

This is the Light-Mantled Albatross. And proof of the persuasive power of the written word.   The albatross has become a metaphor for psychological burdens carried as penance. This was not always the case. In fact, until 1798, being followed by an albatross was generally considered good luck. What changed? Samuel Taylor Coleridge wrote a poem in which a mariner … Continue reading the albatross and ebola