I apologize for the wait. I was exceptionally busy for a time and didn’t get the chance until now.
Wasn’t that book originally conceived in French? And I believe it’s a compilation of twelve or thirteen individual tales, so that’s all the more intriguing. “The Art of War” was a lovely read. It’s all very inspiring, and I’ve heard it’s inspired many military leaders too. I’d pit it second to “The Prince” by Niccolò Machiavelli. It’s about military and politics, but mostly politics. “He who wishes to be obeyed must know how to command.” It’s really fascinating to call myself a Machiavellian; the man was brilliant beyond his time.
And yes, I am indeed. I have a very powerful imagination and I’d like to think that writing helps my empathy when I relate to various characters. As much of a joy as it is to write poems and journals of my conclusions, I do enjoy exercising my creativity.