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Quote Day- Sailing


I had already found that it was not good to be alone, and so made companionship with what there was around me, sometimes with the universe and sometimes with my own insignificant self; but my books were always my friends, let fail all else. – Joshua Slocum 1895.

Joshua Slocum set out on what was to be a three-year voyage. The Nova Scotia- born adventurer became the first person to circumnavigate the globe solo and wrote a bestselling book, Sailing Alone Around the World, about his journey.  (

 And so we take excursions- of the mind, of the body, of distant ideas – and we kick against the hull of our truth, question the compass and pray we learn to breathe water because the air no longer sustains.  

2 comments on “Quote Day- Sailing

  1. mrmodigliani
    April 30, 2014

    You would be a lovely mermaid Ret.


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