Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A change is gonna come...

“To be truly challenging, a voyage, like a life, must rest on a firm foundation of financial unrest. Otherwise you are doomed to a routine traverse, the kind known to yachtsmen, who play with their boats at sea - "cruising," it is called. Voyaging belongs to seamen, and to the wanderers of the world who cannot, or will not, fit in. If you are contemplating a voyage and you have the means, abandon the venture until your fortunes change. Only then will you know what the sea is all about.”

- Sterling Hayden

"Change" is an interesting word, is it not?

Well, maybe also a scary word (or the term terrifying does come to mind) and while so many these days are change adverse, change is still a constant and it is needful to take its presence into account when making plans these days.

Another word of some import these days is "contraction" as in things expand and things contract. Contraction though is a much more friendly word than collapse... Collapse being not fun at all!

Going to sea in a boat for most of us is actually all about change and, in fact, it's all about the embracing of that change which, while maybe still a little scary, is not a bad thing at all.