The Daily Dick: Musing in a Time of Angst


From: Ahab's Leg

"The most poisonous reptile of the marsh perpetuates his kind as inevitably as the sweetest songster of the grove; so, equally with every felicity, all miserable events do naturally beget their like."


 

Musing:

It does feel this way sometimes. In this chapter, Ahab has broken his ivory leg. He will need to have a new one made. Ishmael is making the connection between Ahab's tragic loss of limb and the pain he is still in - pain often begets pain.

These days, I see that connection. Years of living under a madman, angry and deceitful, has given birth to an angry nation. I feel the National unease, the fear, the hostility.

All I can do is this - read, muse, hope for calmer seas ahead and kinder people to lead us across oceans .

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