There is so much about IMKY that I can feel good about but I have so many questions, leads not followed and puzzles not pieced together and I do not feel whole. Mind you, this is not to say that I don’t feel proud of my accomplishment it is simply to say that I do not feel that I have finished the job. My year began with the iron book open and I have yet to close it with any real assuredness. Time is still on my side this year and I am already wandering the web looking in shop windows.
It just so happens I have had a sudden opening in my schedule with the cancellation of the 101 and it just so happens that there is an iron distance race on that very day, November 11th 2007…the Nevada Silverman.
I will toe the line once again attempting to solve the iron riddle. I quietly take to the iron. You may not agree but those of you who have come to know me will understand; that is, after all, the way I roll.
So tell me, am I Ishmael or am I Ahab? Ishmael is a sojourner of the high seas seeking respite from his inner demons and seeking to solve the puzzle of his life. In the end he survives even though only narrowly. Ahab is a man obsessed and with vengeance in his heart. He is destroyed, broken against his enemy and swallowed in darkness. You know my verdict but I won’t claim wisdom as one of my key virtues.
Fortitudine Vincimus my dear friends, Fortitudine Vincimus!