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Old 27-02-2008, 18:26   #1
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Believe something similar posted before, here is tha sailor's Bible

To be truly challenging, a voyage, like a life, must rest on a firm foundation of financial unrest. Otherwise you are doomed to a routine traverse, the kind known to yachtsmen, who play with their boats at sea - "cruising," it is called. Voyaging belongs to seamen, and to the wanderers of the world who cannot, or will not, fit in. If you are contemplating a voyage and you have the means, abandon the venture until your fortunes change. Only then will you know what the sea is all about.
"I've always wanted to sail to the South Seas, but I can't afford it." What these men can't afford is not to go. They are enmeshed in the cancerous discipline of "security." And in the worship of security we fling our lives beneath the wheels of routine - and before we know it our lives are gone.
What does a man need - really need? A few pounds of food each day, heat and shelter, six feet to lie down in - and some form of working activity that will yield a sense of accomplishment. That's all - in the material sense. And we know it. But we are brainwashed by our economic system until we end up in a tomb beneath a pyramid of time payments, mortgages, preposterous gadgetry, playthings that divert our attention from the sheer idiocy of the charade.
The years thunder by. The dreams of youth grow dim where they lie caked in dust on the shelves of patience. Before we know it the tomb is sealed.
Where, then, lies the answer? In choice. Which shall it be: bankruptcy of purse or bankruptcy of life?
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Old 28-02-2008, 03:31   #2
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You really should give credit to the author, Sterling Hayden, from page 23, Chapter 5 of his book: “Wanderer“
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Old 28-02-2008, 03:48   #3
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Sorry Gord, i posted this previously and credited Sterling Hayden who incidentally was the last master mariner to qualify under sail. He was also (acting as a corrupt cop) the guy young Michael Corleone shot in The Godfather. Didn't mean to omit the credit but it was late at night. . .
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Old 28-02-2008, 03:51   #4
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Gord, I just realised what was meant as a reply to a post is showing as the start of a thread . . how did that happen?
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I read Wanderer years ago. I think I will have to reread it. If the words of Hayden are true than I must be a billionaire.......LOLOLOLOL.....My mother called me a Vagabond, Gypsy....must have been the ear piercing?, and all kinds of other names that make me smile
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Great words to live by....soon.
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Sorry Mickmul, I got distracted in the middle of my mudling and forgot to let you know. I posted the dictionary as a "closed Sticky" and thought your post as being similar but slightly different, post is as a topic starter. this is so we don't have "sticky" posts be stuck there with long threads a attached.
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