Chapter LXXXVIII: Ahab hunts his white whale. I hunt sleep. Both prove elusive.
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.
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.