I made the illustration below a little while back, in the thrall of the first pages of Melville’s Moby Dick. I was serene, enjoyed the language. Yes! I will finally read this great classic and what an enriching experience it will be.

Moby Dick

Now, 507 pages into the future, I realize that I was, am, a fool. And acts of great foolishness – like acts of great courage, come with a cost. For an example, please see the illustration below.

Moby Dick by Laura Terry

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