Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Fighting Dragons

Learn about dragon-slaying - or at least the attempt to - here.

5 comments:

Porthos said...

You wrote that! I didn't realize it till the last graph. At first I thought it was a choice quotation from a professional source (fantasy or movie mag). Well, whatever else, you can perhaps be comforted by the fact that you are developing some mongo writing chops these days. Which is itself a good reason to get well, no?

Athos said...

I am honored by your praise, Porthos. Amazing the connections that come to you when so confined to the precinct of one's own four walls.

Perhaps I'll get new directives from the medico tomorrow (fingers crossed).

Porthos said...

Don't forget to read A WIzard of Earthsea (by Ursula LeGuin) someday, for (among other things) a few more tips on dragons.

Aramis said...

Ath, great post and I will have to check out Dragonslayer. My experience with battling the dragon came after my bout with the stroke and so I was maybe in a little bit different mind set. I felt it was more in line with a Neo-like experience, finally letting it all go through a total self-abandonment and fully allowing God to use me as an instrument in the battle against the dragon. I don't know if these words make much sense to anyone, especially to anyone who has not had to take up the fight, and my prayers are that they won't have to, but I never felt so close to God than at those moments where I took up my cross and allowed Christ to help carry it for me.

Aramis said...

Ath, wife and I just watched Reign of Fire and we both came away agreeing with your comparison of fighting dragons and battling cancer. I wanted to see Dragonslayer, however we have not been able to track down it down.