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
Sunday, January 12, 2014
On this date, ten years ago, I started fencing. I think I might have some things to add about that,but it is late and I just remembered. I have come far, but I thought it would have been a lot further.