D is a cardiothoracic surgeon. He may well still be, even though he narrative essay my hero a throw-back to the days when I was more concerned about science than symbolism. They say in the Chinese proverbs that “if you don’t change direction you will end up where you are going.
I have come to believe that this is true, and that most of the time we didn’t want to go where we were headed anyway. New paths that come to fruition, “digressions” that become the assertions you are trying to make, aren’t really digressions at all. I don’t know what my point is, really. Maybe I am waiting for a brilliant digression. It is a digression that brought me to this crazy craft of writing in the first place.