Wallace describes the creative process of writing the music and libretto, the rehearsals and stage design, and the opening night in Dallas in May They must get just as nigh the water as they possibly can without falling And there they stand — miles of them — leagues. How then is this? Why did the poor poet of Tennessee, upon suddenly receiving two handfuls of silver, deliberate whether to buy him a coat, which he sadly needed, or invest his money in a pedestrian trip to Rockaway Beach?
Why upon your first voyage as a passenger, did you yourself feel such a mystical vibration, when first told that you and your ship were now out of sight of land? The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade. With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship. Red Burn - His First Voyage.