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Monday, September 19, 2011

Going nowhere, slowly

My lovely wife and I took the sailboat for a little cruise around the lake today. Except for the occasional gust, there was very little wind at all. It didn’t matter. We were sailing. The sun was out. It was a nice day. It’s not like we had to be anywhere.

This sort of “waste of time” would drive a lot of people nuts. The boat was barely moving. No matter, it was still a fine afternoon. We soaked up the sun, watched the wildlife and enjoyed the scenery. Since we weren’t using the outboard, it was nice and quiet for talking. A sailboat is a great place to visit on a slow day.

There were a few power boats on the lake. They went round and round in circles as fast as they could go. To each their own, but I couldn’t see the point of what they were doing either -not that it’s any of my business.

Maybe sailing is a metaphor for my life. I don’t care that I’m not making a lot of progress. It doesn’t bother me that people are getting ahead a lot faster than me. I’m in good company and the scenery is great.

-Sixbears

4 comments:

  1. Sometimes nowhere is the best place to go.

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  2. I would much rather sail slowly than run around in an oil fired hurry. Sailing is relaxing, where screaming along in a powerboat, especially in tight quarters, is nerve wracking. Cruising in open water at moderate speeds is enjoyable, but everyone today wants to scream along at 60 knots. No thanks.

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  3. Not everyone Craig, not everyone.

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  4. Sailing, like life, is not about the destination. Yet is totally about the journey.
    Go SLO, enjoy the trip.

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