Same to you. I look forward to more great posts from you this year.
That’s interesting about Moby Dick. When I was thinking about the possible allusion to Damocles I wondered where McCarthy might have run across it and if he brought it to the page in TSL from memory or from notes. Thanks for the reference as I definitely hadn’t made that connection.
Not that is is significant of anything other than my own unwieldy freassociative reflexes, it also reminded me of Gawain and the Green Knight‘s aborted decapitation scene: “Yeah, but when you cut my head off, it doesn’t grow back.”