Saturday, May 2, 2015

April roundup


April roundup

A seasoned traveller knows that a special kind of decorum is called for when one ventures far from home.  She must develop a yielding nature so that the locals will open doors and prevent unseemly errors.  But, inwardly, the wanderer knows that it is sometimes impossible to discern the true intentions of strangers.  Are they hostile, or friendly or merely opportunistic?

The good ship, Leaving Normal, has set out on a journey of mystery and discovery.  Each new day is launched on a fresh landscape, one that reaches out to grab her full attention. The captain knows that there is a definite art to living with your home on the sea; increased caution and discernment become the keys not only to success, but to survival.  She knows that being a wanderer offers a certain freedom because she cannot be judged by her history but on the other hand, she has no history to acquit her.  She is keeping a keen eye on the local customs.

There have been some unexpected buffets of air which have stretched the sails however the current is very strong and pulling out to sea.  Another land has been visited and its delights enjoyed.  Its landscape, sea and air speak of lives passed there in another time and tide.  The urge to return awakes.