My youngest son, Nate, is obsessed with Melville’s Moby Dick.
I’m not talking about the singer, Moby.
I’m talking about the whale.
How does a seven-year old get obsessed with a story of…. the obsession that a seasoned whaler has for his nemesis, the great white whale, Moby Dick?
How does that happen?
Anyway, it’s really kind of cool.
When Jenny and I were getting ready for the birth of our first child, Zoe, a bunch of years ago, I said, “I hope she doesn’t turn out to be a lump”.
And…none of our children are lumps…..just a bunch of young people full of character and personality.
They are characters.
Moby Dick is a big book with a lot of big themes.
How did our Nate get so interested in it all?