Wednesday, July 15, 2015


"Yes, Ishmael, the same fate may be thine."
—from chapter 7 of Moby-Dick by Herman Melville, "The Chapel"


A chapel for mariners and sailors leaves Ishmael meditating upon the possibility of death at sea. And this chapel is the place to do so, for it is filled with silence and grief. It is filled with those who mourn their loved ones who will have neither grave nor headstone.


A stove boat? Yes. A stove body? Perhaps. A stove soul? Never!

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