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Old 28-05-2009, 07:54   #16
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Celestial Sailor:
Thanx for sharing this with us. Excellent tale. You have lots of heart. Get the plumbing working right and then go out and sail. Here is a quote that I got off the Lat 38 site:
Money is not the only thing one has to spend; the other thing is life. The difference is that you never know how much is in the bank, or what your balance is. Your life is your inheritance. As soon as you realize this, you start trying to spend your life wisely." - From "Advice to the Sealorn" by Herb Payson.
You sticking to your dream is correct spending.
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Old 28-05-2009, 12:45   #17
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I am amazed at the positive feedback I have received. I was very reluctant to share this stuff but realized I was not only helping others hold onto the dream but helping myself do the same as well. I have been through 2 divorces. 2 major motorcycle accidents (assumed dead the first one) and 2 heart attacks. I have been to South East Asia 8 times. Been within ear shot of 2 militant raids on army compounds and rode out 1 coup and watched a lot of friends from my past wither up and die while working at jobs they detested saving for the dream that would never happen. As many have pointed out, we live our dreams day to day. A wiser person than I taught me that there is no place but here and no time but now. Here and now is where the magic happens. He also told me..."If someone else tells you the way, it's not it".
Just working on "Trust" from day to day is living the dream. It opens my life to all sorts of changes providing I remain open minded and share anything I know with others.
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Old 28-05-2009, 12:48   #18
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Old 28-05-2009, 13:05   #19
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..."If someone else tells you the way, it's not it".
Just working on "Trust" from day to day is living the dream. It opens my life to all sorts of changes providing I remain open minded and share anything I know with others.
Two thoughts that will mill over and over in my head for weeks to come. Thank you.
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Old 28-05-2009, 13:25   #20
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Celestial, that little Rawson will take you whereever you want to go and wont give you another heart attack raising the main! Fair winds...
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Old 29-05-2009, 02:19   #21
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That was really nice. Rest assured that Faiaoahe will be well taken care of and loved. And she won't sit in Reeds bay and get black and green. Got that alternator working and am getting ready to go for a cruise soon. Kind of an obsession now, and thanks to you I have the vessek to do it. I am sure that Trust will be good for you and I know how you like working on boats--just leave yourself enough time to sail. Thanks again and good luck and if we make it Santa Cruz we'll pop in for a visit. and you are right. Faiaoahe is a handful to singlehand. Did not have fun docking solo. Take care my brother.
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Old 29-05-2009, 03:33   #22
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Great story, great contributions, for sure destined to be quoted long into the future.

I realized a while back that the idea of heaven and hell are not destinations. Instead, they describe the life you live, here and now. De facto, you do have control over your destiny.

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Great Post Celestialsailor, and words of inspiration to us all, I know your story spoke to my heart!
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Finally getting settled in to this "cooler weather". Sleeping like a baby on board and starting to prioritize the projects. My first is re-coring the decks. That should be fun and a good thread under maintenance...
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WOW

Thanks for sharing your beautiful stories. My father, who also had health issues, sailed around the world at 70. Never give up!

Thanks again,
Erika

PS -I am a nurse at the Heart and Vascular Institute I see miracles everyday, don't give up on your health either. I will be praying for your Complete healing.

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I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.
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Re: Never Give Up!

As of this morning finally crossed over into Mexico, with my friend, SkiprJohn four years from when it all fell apart.
My recommendation to anyone wanting to cruise is...never lose site of the dream and never bite off more than you can chew. I just witnessed a guy in his 60's retired with a newer Valiant, give up.
You do not need fancy electronics or a boat too large for you. Do it a step at a time and never, never give up no matter what. When the chips are down, well meaning friends will tell you to stop. They mean well and once your head tells you it's a foolish dream, you will be scurrying to find the positive. Remember...it's in your heart. May all your dreams be realized. For me this thread has been completed. Now all I have are horizons...Celestialsailor
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Re: Never Give Up!

We might still be here in La Paz when you show up, but wait in Turtle Bay for that cyclone to pass man!
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Re: Never Give Up!

Thanks for sharing. After reading you post it occurred to me that I don't really have a dream, at least not a well focused one. Maybe I should work on that.

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Slow down now. I had a 1989 Jeep Cherokee that was part of the family.
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