Doesn’t everyone wish he could fence?.....It is violence refined into beauty, it has associations with love, honor and suicidal pride. We think of great fencers-unlike great footballers or junk-bond salesman-as superior beings: air and fire, rather than earth and water. We think of Cyrano, Zorro and the Three Musketeers.
James Traub GQ 1994
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Thank you to my "Fencer Friends" who sent the beautiful flower arrangement to my family and I. It was truly elegant. It is my hope that it will be the last thing that made me tear up for a while. I was truly touched.