Nuka Kiva, Marquesas Islands On the Billows of the Wide-Rolling Pacific Six months at sea! Yes, reader, as I live, six months out of sight of land; cruising after the sperm-whale beneath the scorching sun of the Line, tossed on the billows of the wide-rolling Pacific -- the sky above, the sea round, and nothing else!                                          -- Herman Melville, Typee, Chapter One Last month, after exiting the Matisse exhibition, from across Fifth Avenue yours truly spotted one of … [Read more...]