Of Foolhardiness

“I hope no man will call me timorous; and yet I’ld as soon be called that as rash.”

Dr. Peter Blood, about to become Captain Blood, commenting on the dangers of blind faith in the face of contrary reality in Captain Blood Returns, “The Blank Shot,” by Rafael Sabatini, 1930.

In other words, wear your mask!

Het kanonschot (The Cannonshot) by Willem van de Velde the Younger, ca. 1680. Rijksmuseum.