Quote Me

The Daily Post came up with a prompt today, one I thought I could contribute something to the discussion with.

Do you have a favorite quote that you return to again and again? What is it, and why does it move you?

Actually, I have a few favorite quotes. It’s hard to choose just one. They all revolve around the same theme. FREEDOM to live life to the fullest. Here’s one…

I’m a sailor. I’ve spent my life on the water, so this one really does speak to me. It’s true too. Yep, that’s right. A ship is meant to be at sea. To sail away from all the tedious day to day bullshit on shore. To explore the unknown oceans. To do the job to the best of it’s ability. To see the world.

The crew works together as a team, with a common goal to focus on (the ship). They work hard and they play hard. Adventures at sea and in ports around the world. It’s about living life, taking each day at a time and being present in the moment. Aware of the ship, the sea and the sky, the weather and any changes. Alert to the birds, fish, whales, dolphins and all the other creatures of the sea. Doing your work every day that you know is only to help reach the goal.

Finish the voyage, prepare for the next. And off on another adventure. 🙂

And this is also an post for the Just Jot It January challenge.

5 thoughts on “Quote Me

  1. Growing up in Key West, I learned a lot of phrases related to the water , boats and the navy. If your pants were a little short we didn’t call them ‘high water’ we said you were
    ‘crabbing ‘. The one I use the most, especially at work is one I heard my dad say a million times : A prudent mariner sails clear of shallow waters’ .
    Meaning, when you know there’s a trouble spot or a person that you know is gonna be a problem you just give it a wide berth.

    • I grew up in Johns Pass. Lots of fishermen with colorful language there too.
      My dad kept his boat at Stock Island for a few years. Ever see the big old schooner Island Girl? Stock Island or later behind the Dockside in Marathon?
      I worked one summer in Marathon at the Buccaneer Resort (asst head housekeeper). I had a lot of fun there.

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