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Sail on. It is what you love and is a reflection of who you are. Patrick
Love the ideas in this piece Chris and the writing. You have taken so much from the many worlds you have known/experienced and laid them out in this piece.
It feels unique and original.
Peter Schlosser said...
the japanese refer to one sort of fatalism as being like a leaf blowing on the wind. all one has to do is accept that one is that leaf, and it matters not where one is placed, one must simply learn to "be." i have a difficult time reconciling the whole fate, free-will thing most of the time; but i like the way the you have portrayed it in this piece. it's sort of a divine give and take if you will. you're definitely a woman of many talents...
Christine, oh Wise One, I like what
you say and the way you say it.
Chaos drives opportunities our way. Fated or no. It is our knowledge and empirical base that has us either prepared or unprepared to react, deviate and morph when required. That will make us heroes or villains, geniuses or mediocre recipients of opportunity. Or fated offerings if you please. I bid you love and peace my dear friend. Jon Michael
I like what George said ....excellent blog.
Jerry Pat Bolton said...
You have certainly found your niche here with your blogging, Christine. I, for one, thoroughly am enjoying them, first because of your in-depth observation and the way you see life. Second, I like to compare your observations with my own, and I feel that although we agree on much, I have lived my life so much differently than you, although I certainly don't know how exactly your life up to now has been lived. I can take a pretty good guess, however.
Fate is all that you say it is, a wandering into our lives at just the right time. I walked this land as a tempter of fate. I challenged fate and, although some would say I have "done it my way," the result of that way of mine isn't all that much to brag about, in fact I have many things to feel bad about.
I was the ultimate in free will, but again, I am afraid I used my free will in ways which were detrimental to my well-being. When I really think back on it all I don't actually think what I was doing in those decades was free will, I think I was being driven, chasing something that I probably already had, just didn't have the time or intellect to stop and take a good look. So, you "sailing" part of your blog was what I did too. I sailed forward without thinking of the rocks ahead and even when I came upon the rocks I didn't veer to the right or left I ploughed straight through it, much to my surprise when I sank.
Excuse me for going off here. Your words captured me and I blew off a little steam.
Yes the ocean is not always calm and the winds slight but since we are on this voyage and at the helm to direct our ship safely home we must plot our course wisely.