"One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time." -Andre Gide

Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Glass is Half Full

I sat in the spa alone with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand.  The high tide waves were audible crashing in the background.  The first winter squash of the season was in the oven and the smell in the house was nothing short of divine!  Today was a good day.  I went to church.  I tithed.  I had a solid afternoon nap.  I spoke to my father on the phone and my mother-in-law today.  I went for a leisurely evening run with a new Morro Bay friend.  I can’t see any down side here!

One might be tempted to argue that the second turning back of Go For Broke is a failure of human endeavor. It would be more accurate to say that we humans might have been forcing a thing that was never meant to be.  As for my part, again, I cannot see much of a downside here. I don’t know how else to say it, but I have a tremendous peace about the whole thing. Of course, I am not on the boat, but for whatever it is worth, I think that the glass is half full.

Truman’s goal was to go for a long sail and learn a lot. Has that not happened? I think that there is always more to be learned in complicated times than in easy-breezy ones. This has been my experience anyways. I cannot see how he could come home and not have learned an amazing amount about sailing, crewing, boat maintenance, and navigation. It cost us very little for him to learn all this. In comparison, I hope that Steve makes out good on the cost of the boat. I cannot see how he can come out of this situation anything but the wiser. And that is priceless!

1 comment:

  1. Well, i'm sorry to hear the trip wasn't a success - but I'm glad it wasn't your boat that you have to sell to come home. My sister was just telling me yesterday that it happens a lot people can't make the trip back and have to sell their boats - and then I read all your updates and I couldn't believe it.

    Hopefully he can make it back soon. What a trip!


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