I took this picture at the York Castle Museum
. I think this black swan
is related to the pub of the same name
, which is apparently an historical building
. I know nothing about it. I associate the black swan with Swan Lake
(of course) and the black swan theory
. I have discovered the black swan theory through the crime novel Trackers
by Deon Meyer
. Masterful novel by the way, in which a character is referred to as a black swan, an aberration, improbably shady character in his honest and simple community. The analogy is taken from this essay
by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
, which I found among the books my brother Andrew
owns. I don't know if I will ever read the essay, but I find fascinating the use of this theory by Deon Meyer in a crime story. So since I read Trackers
, the black swan is a fascinating character archetype.
i still haven't recovered from the movie. it was unnerving!
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