Wednesday, 23 May 2007
Alfie Probably Doesn't Know
Hey Y'all in the DR
Well, Suz, I was intrigued by your Alfie essay and wanted to comment but your post wouldn't let me (Maybe you inadvertently checked "don't allow reader comments" under "post options" or maybe you meant to block response. I doubt that...that would not be Suzish.)
Anyway, I too have pondered the "what's it all about" question (especially while relaxing at the tanning booth...see above) and have come to a few conclusions .
I believe that we are created with a yearning to seek something...someplace...someone bigger than ourselves. And so, even though I am NOT drawn to the sea as you and Scott are, I understand your adventuring spirit and your desire to continue the cruising life for whatever while you can. It seems you are on a mission of sorts and may still be aways from saying "mission accomplished"..."done". I understand that too. Gotta work it. You'll know when it's "done". In the meantime, I think you sailors are putting an interesting concept into practice. Remember that banner Mom made for Mike & I for our wedding?..."Joy is in the making, not the finishing of things"...Hmmmmm
I also believe that relationships are more important than anything, anyplace, any activity. So, I appreciate that you are making an obvious effort to keep connection with all us landlubbers while you hoist the whatever and jig the jag. I do miss you and would like you both to be closer, but I don't question your love and commitment to fam. I realize that at times there will be "high tides" of communication and at other times trickles. That's OK.
But I do admit...I hope that the "family sailors" will continue to nurture a desire to sail home often to family.
Well, that's all for now, Alfie. My fur is getting singed in this tanning booth and I hate when that happens.
Bye for now from the DG