Sunday, March 3, 2013

Pickled By Poison

It took me some time to realize that unjust, even malicious reviews don't kill.  Unfortunately they are poison for a sensitive playwright. I wish I could deal with unfair critics like King Mithridates dealt with his enemies. His system learned to thrive on poison, for his assassins made the mistake of using small doses. So Mithridates was pickled, not destroyed.


  1. Do not let it get hold of you. They do not understand what you are really doing...

  2. Pickled = salted. An "old salt" is an experienced sailor (metaphorically, perhaps: navigator through life) and story teller. And you do live in Hamburg. Perfect.