Burn the shipsOctober 14, 2010
One by one, I steered each ship to the open water, doused their decks with kerosene, and dropped sputtering matches onto the wood before swimming away.
You’re making a lot of changes all of a sudden, he said. What is that about?
I tried to explain how so much rigging distracts from what most needs focus. I have spent years hoisting unnecessary sails.
When I told this story to a friend, she shook her head and smiled. Doesn’t he get it? she asked. Doesn’t he see he’s as much a catalyst for you as you are for him?