The last time I was in London, I looked up an old friend, a grizzled character actor who’s getting ready to retire. This guy’s been around forever.
After a few pints, my friend started to go on about his nasty experiences working in Hollywood. He told me his time in L.A. would’ve been much easier if someone had given him an old mariner map first, the kind that designated uncharted territories with the phrase “Here there be dragons.” It was a romantic tale that, quite frankly, was too good to be true. Sure enough, when I got back to my hotel, a quick Google search revealed his claim was just a popular myth that’s been around for hundreds of years. The actual line has been found only once, on the 16th-century Lenox Globe.
But I choose to believe the story is true. After all, we can all use a little more magic in our lives. And what’s more magical than a map that warns you about dragons?