“A man's at odds to know his mind cause his mind is aught he has to know it with. He can know his heart, but he dont want to. Rightly so. Best not to look in there." – Cormac McCarthy
"You must make your heart hard," the sailor says.
We are steaming to Arabia on a vessel the length of a soccer pitch.
The ship is packed with nearly 9,000 souls—8,000 sheep, 855 camels and 24 human beings. (The roster of the latter species: 20 crew, three veterinarians, one passenger.) The sailor ...