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.