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Old 19-05-2009, 12:09   #61
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Old 19-05-2009, 13:01   #62
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Freedom.

We have an attitude on this boat about negatives, cynical negative people and the same old dumb questions (arenít you afraid of pirates?)
We just ignor it/them, brush it off or make a joke.

Cynics know how to fame unanswerable questions. They are really just designed to hurt you. You could think the answer out for days and rack your brains... and then telling the cynic your answer he might just nod and say "i was just asking". You will always be made to feel inadequate.


Freedom is just a word, its over used, even hackneyed "You can take our lives but you'll never take our freedom" etc
The Freedom I get is much more than just the one word... its much more intellectual. One of my many freedoms is to have time to play on the internet while cruising (and Nicolle is asleep -yep she sleeps a lot!). The freedom to come and go as we please -tempered by season, location etc but our plans are our plans.
Freedom that comes with being the Master and Commander of a ship at sea or in port - tempered by the bloody dockmaster and towing shopping in the dink!
The freedom of time to stay here another week or go to the next palm fringed tropical paradise.
Freedom from the 'earthly' toil of the 8.05am bus to work, bills, mowing the lawn, visiting Mum when shes lonely etc.

Yes freedom it is. But the one word can't express all our freedoms and how lucky we are to be free to sail the waves with the seabirds wheeling overhead.

But a Cynic would never want to understand. So why give them the pleasure of even one word?

Yours, in freedom,

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Old 21-05-2009, 07:39   #63
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Freedom for me goes back to the days of a little 12 yr old going out on the lake in a sunfish during a nice blow. Just sailing for hours and hours, not caring when I would get home, Beating to windward, feeling every wave, even falling off a bit for some that were too large. Then that wonderful downwind leg back home, so peaceful, and free.

Funny, here I always thought that Mom would be terrified, but she would say that all she had to do was go down to the dock and look for the blue / white striped sail to know that I was OK.

I miss those days.
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Contemplation - As I gaze out into the horizon, with my boat gently bobbing up and down on the waves.
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Sad but true...DESPAIR...as I look at the parts piling up waiting to be installed on a boat that has not touched water in 2.5 years!
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Sad but true...DESPAIR...as I look at the parts piling up waiting to be installed on a boat that has not touched water in 2.5 years!
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Ignorance ..... (the more I learn about the sea and sailboats, the more I realize how much I don't know ... and I started solo sailing when I was 9 yrs old. Hmmmm ... over 50 yrs ago! I must have a learning disability.)
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Humility....

Think about it.
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Release, maybe escape. But escape has a negative "running away scared" connotation.

Hm... is wanderlust a single word or is it hyphenated?

Horizons would be a good one. As in the search for new ones.
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