The Quality of your Enemies

My hero was and still is the defeater of evil dragons and all sorts of hideous monster types. I had a few dragons appear yesterday in various forms but I no longer always want to destroy them or engage them at all. Sometimes I tease them and other times want to just send them off on their merry way. The deceptive nature of some dragons and monsters no longer interest me. So I say on occasion to them, “Go in peace. But please, just go.” I now crave noble opponents. You can judge a man by the quality of his enemies I am convinced. I thought of Santiago’s great marlin in Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea and my own similar venture on the sea of irony.

Tom as Mark Twain

Tom as Mark Twain

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