Since we are talking about the sea I thought I'd share my TZ moment from last night.....
A friend of mine, who I coaxed into reading ATD, emailed me last night to tell me that her friend had forwarded her an article from the New York Times about a surfer. Her friend did not know, I don’t think, that my friend was reading ATD. The article in the Times about Dane Reynolds, a pro surfer, starts with a reference to John Fante:
When Dane Reynolds is not riding waves or hanging out with friends, he likes to read. Lately, he recommends John Fante’s “The Road to Los Angeles,” for its protagonist, the struggling writer Arturo Bandini.
The article continues with:
Reynolds is viewed by many as one of the most talented up-and-coming surfers.
“He’s definitely alienated, and lots of internal struggles,” Reynolds, who has dealt with those themes, said of Bandini.
The article concludes with:
“I’m just tired of taking the path that people tell me I should be. I’d just rather do what makes me happy.”
Like read a good book.
You can't judge a book by its cover.
The only thing that matters is the ending. It's the most important part of the story.