If you’ve never lived on a boat, you may not understand. After hours and hours of rough water, days of calm seas, and anchorages both good and bad, you come to trust the little house, and know where the limits are. When you find a peaceful anchorage, where the winds are lite and the anchor holds fast, you relax in a way few people understand.
And while warm and safe and dry, you are always reminded how close to the elements you are living. Water, earth, life. The distracting details that were important, sometime in the past, now ease away with each day. You think of writing, or painting or learning new things now that your attention is your own again.
Odyssey will be waiting for us, and in several weeks we'll return to her, to love and learn and create, to dream of things to come.
Besides, as soon as we get back, I’ve been promised a German Chocolate birthday cake…