The Way Ahead
My boat lightly tosses on the broad waters,
The wind, whirling, blows my robe about.
I ask a traveler of the way ahead.
— from Returning Home by Tao Yuan-ming (365-427 AD)
Most of you have remarked on the absence of our esteemed comrade Mowbray. I don’t think he’ll be angry with me for telling you that he’s not been well lately and hasn’t felt up to commenting. I’m sure you all join me in wishing him a speedy return to his usual sparkling form, so that we can once again confidently say:
‘…his eye was not dim , nor his natural force abated.’ — Deuteronomy 34:7