Survive the savage sea

“Strike nothing, and stir nothing, but lash everything.” —Herman Melville, Moby-Dick The word “quarantine” comes from the Italian word quarantina, meaning “forty days.” Why did Venetians keep the boats at bay for 40 days? Who knows. Maybe it’s the Bible. Before Noah’s Flood, it rains for 40 days and nights. Moses goes up on Mount Sinah … Continue reading Survive the savage sea