Once again, your pretentious friend has gone and decided that his particular thoughts are too precious to keep to himself.
Bear with me; this isn't quite that.
I went to the half-price bookstore on Shattuck and picked up The Book of Five Rings, by Musashi Miyamoto. As a martial artist, I've long meant to read this. It begins very succinctly.
My name is Musashi Miyamoto. I fought my first duel at thirteen. I won. I have now fought sixty duels. I have never lost.I think Musashi-san understood something then. This was a moment in history, and he felt the need to make a record. To say, "I was here, and this is what I've learned."
I understand the science of martial arts, and now I must write what I know. It's October 10, 1643, at 4:00 a.m. I sit on the mountain.
I think we may be looking at a moment in history right now. We are on the cusp of the Vice Presidential debate. Sarah Palin is under fire. Obama is winning by a landslide. Yet I've the sense that Sarah Palin is a mere distraction, and something more is about to unfold. Today is September 30, 2008. I was here, and this is what I've learned.