Logbook 22 December 2017

Thoughts on Dragons and heading out into unknown terrain

Text and drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt

On maps in the old days there would be blank areas not yet explored. Nobody was sure what was out there, so just in case the ( at least European)  map makers would add a dragon or two and the text: “hic sunt dragonis” in latin,  which simply means: here be dragons, in English. There be dragons, so many kinds of dragons, much safer to stay on home on well-known ground. Or is it?


All things considered, there are only two kinds of men in the
world–those that stay at home and those that do not.”   

Rudyard Kipling, English writer (1865-1936 ) 

Man on the shore pointing at dragon while a kid is heading out on adventure in a small boat

Dragons are sometimes mostly seen by those not heading out

Sitting home today I think the difference might also depend on, if you are the one venturing out, or you are on the brink, waving to someone you hold dear, seeing them venture out into the world. Strange but it seems like the dragons are sometimes most visible to those staying home