Honestly, you really should pop back to my previous post called My Little Boat Of Life and check out all the analogies and comments about boats and sailing and life – I had no idea there were so many. Lots to mention, but I got a very special one by email today and it deserves a post of it’s own…
Apart from the fact that I’d forgotten that at my father’s funeral my brother read out a Shakespeare passage taken from Julius Caesar that my father used to quote often – during my divorce and especially during my brother’s leap of faith into being self employed:-
There is a tide in the affairs of men.
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
On such a full sea are we now afloat,
And we must take the current when it serves, Or lose our ventures”
And another very good friend of mine sent me an email with this quote about being on a boat – again so true:-
“The pessimist complains about the wind;
the optimist expects it to change;
The realist adjusts the sails”
– William A. Ward
So, instead of floating about aimlessly or furiously trying to paddle back to shore or indeed jumping of the side, I will simply adjust the sails and go where the wind takes me…
And ps I’m putting it in the travel section of my blog because it sort of counts as travel