To be truly challenging, a Voyage, like a Life, must rest on a fine foundation of financial unrest. Otherwise, you are doomed to a restricted traverse, the kind known to yachtsmen, who ply their boats at sea - "cruising", it is called. Voyaging belongs to seamen, and to wanderers who cannot, or will not, fit in. If you are contemplating a voyage and if you have the means, abandon the venture until your fortunes change. Only then will you know what the sea is all about.
"I've always wanted to sail the South Seas, but I cannot afford to". What these people cannot afford is not to go! They are enmeshed in the cancerous discipline of "security". And in this worship of security we fling our lives beneath the wheels of routine - and before we know it, our lives are gone.
What does a person really need? A few pounds of food each day, heat and shelter, six feet to lie down in - and some form of working activity that will yield a sense of accomplishment. That's all - in the material sense. And we know it. But we are brainwashed by our economic system and we end up in a tomb beneath a pyramid of time payments, mortgages, preposterous gadgetry, playthings that divert our attention from the sheer idiocracy of the charade.
The years thunder by. The dreams of youth grow dim where they become caked in dust on the shelves of patience. Before we know it, the tomb is sealed.
Where, then, lies the answer? In Choice. Which shall it be: Bankruptcy in purse, or bankruptcy in life?
Sterling Hayden ~ 1916 - 1986
I just HAD to share this with everyone... especially with those who feel they "cannot afford to to go".
Sterling Hayden was an American author and film actor. The book WANDERER and the film DR STRANGELOVE are among my personal favorites.
Love to Live - Live to Love