Happy Birthday Herman Melville-by Mussmann
August 1st, 2019
Happy Birthday Herman Melville. 200 years have passed since your birth. So many whales- so many years- so many readers who have read your amazing book. I for one am impressed by the writing and your beautiful spirit that sailed on the Pequod. Time passes and appreciation increases as we see our world soaked in oil and the sea bathed in plastic. We have indeed lost our way. The hunt for oil has taken its toll on us — now we are engaged in a state of denial and our luck is running out. The ship- the whale- the obsession all classic struggles— we still fish for the thing that will kill us.