Saturday, May 21, 2011

Feels like summer







It is a warm, sunny day here. It doesn't feel to me like the world is going to end or the living are going to go to their heavenly reward. It feels like summer is here with kids on the beach and families grilling hotdogs and hamburgers which I can smell from the cockpit of the sailboat. We just finished up breakfast which is also lunch on the boat. We eat two meals a day out here and do a lot of walking.

It does feel rapturous to be on the water. Some friends are coming by later in the afternoon. It is nice to have a large enough boat now to be able to have people come aboard and have a meal. With the 22 foot boat, there was barely enough room to turn around. Yet, we had such fun on her. Some of my best memories are from the days that we were aboard her, either huddled for warmth or sweating and having the little battery-powered fan trying to move some humid air.

I am hearing the VHF radio with a lot of activity. It is the start day of the race to Bermuda which some locals started a few years ago. I think that it would be a fun thing to do if I could get a crew of three other people on board. I have trouble thinking of three other people that I want to be in such close quarters with. I like the boat for its solitude. Maybe next year, it will be something to consider.

I am thinking that we can make our own happiness here on earth. I don't want to be delivered from anything at the moment. I am okay with what is. Now all of it is pleasant in this life, but I will take it and appreciate living as much as I can.

15 comments:

  1. i am with you on not wanting to be delivered from anything at this moment...sounds like you have a beautiful day...enjoy that water...

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  2. Rapturous, beautiful choice in words, but you always choose what to say well. I am in the sunlight with you today, my friend. I can feel the breeze too.

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  3. That last paragraph summed it up so well, for me. Right on, Syd.

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  4. I am trying so hard to do the same.

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  5. It's nice to be able to sit in a moment without living in fear.
    This is a gift of the program for me.

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  6. I'm in agreement. I like today just as it is, and I don't need to try to predict the end, lets just live, happily, joyfully and freely. What's the use in predicting an end :)

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  7. "I am thinking that we can make our own happiness here on earth"~~Agreed.

    Burgers on the grill here today. It's overcast but the sun is peeking through a tiny bit and the rain is holding off.

    Glad we're all still here. Enjoy your day. ~T~

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  8. Amen to that, Syd. We do make our own happiness, and right now, I'm working on the generator :-)

    Peace - D

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  9. I stood out on our back deck last night, enjoying the mild misty air, while the dogs wandered the yard, determined to find that perfect blade of grass to water.
    I thought of you and your old doggy, and felt gratitude that he's doing better.

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  10. I'm with you, as usual. I'm okay with what IS.

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  11. The shore sounds like heaven to me.

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  12. Such a nice, positive post and, similarly, positive outlook. So often we want others and things to make us happy; it just doesn't work that way, does it?

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  13. Did you know in Eastern England there's a thing called the Norfolk Broads. These aren't salty old women, they're shallow lakes where you can go boating for miles and miles.... I used to live in Norfolk; it's across the water from Holland and has the same landscape, right down to the windmills... There's also a lot of people of Dutch ancestry in Norfolk...

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