“”Call me Ishmael”

How many books can be recognized by the few opening words……not many.  Perhaps Tale of Two Cities, and Moby Dick.

November 14th, 1851, Moby Dick was published.  It flopped.  It wasn’t until the 1920’s that it gained recognition as one of our classic pieces of literature.

  • “All that most maddens and torments; all that stirs up the lees of things; all truth with malice in it; all that cracks the sinews and cakes the brain; all the subtle demonisms of life and thought; all evil, to crazy Ahab, were visibly personified, and made practically assailable in Moby Dick. He piled upon the whale’s white hump the sum of all the general rage and hate felt by his whole race from Adam down; and then, as if his chest had been a mortar, he burst his hot heart’s shell upon it.”
    Moby Dick, Herman Melville

Powerful, isn’t it……….we are all Ahabs, in quest of our albino demons…….we spend our lives searching, outrunning, outwitting him……..Ultimately, some realize, he lay within us all the time………

Sometimes the hunter harpoons the demon……

Sometimes the demon swallows his soul….

and

Sometimes, the two merge as one.

Namaste,

Shirl

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About sknobloch

I am an Author, Artist, and Reiki Master and Intuitive Counselor, offering energy and guidance sessions on people and beloved pet companions. I divide my time between a Northern NJ suburb of Manhattan and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. I enjoy pursuing paranormal explorations in this uniquely haunted town. Read more about me at www.briarrosereiki.com and http://shirlknoblochwillowfineartprintsandphotography.zenfolio.com/ All writings and photos © Shirl Knobloch.......no unauthorized copying or use permitted without written permission from the author and photographer, Shirl Knobloch.
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