2 posts tagged hammock
Few things so reliably make me appreciative of my life than standing alone at the edge of the ocean at night. I feel anonymous, insignificant, alive. I could be anywhere in the world, doing anything, but I’m here, in whatever seaside town I’m staying in at the moment, free and living life independently.
Last night I went up to the very front of the sailboat I’m living on, to the darkest and quietest part of the boat, and gazed up at the canopy of sparkling stars. I fashioned a hammock out of a rolled-up sail and curled up in it, separate from the group and alone with my thoughts. I put on my ipod, getting lost in the gently breaking waves and the universe that enveloped me. I felt incredibly grateful, and lucky, to be doing what I’m doing right now.
Every time someone I meet tells me how lucky I am to be doing what I’m doing, I agree; it’s a pretty good life. And every time I have a moment like last night, it makes me want to keep going, and see where else this takes me.
So I will, and I am.
my sail-hammock in daytime