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
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Just Seemed Appropriate On Several Levels
The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea. ~Isak Dinesen