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
Monday, May 19, 2008
Note to Self: Infighting
In fencing Tommy last weekend in pools he got touches on me twice as we were in an infighting situation.
I have developed a bad habit of trying to run by and not trying to duke it out.
Time to change this and work on the infighting game again.