And in my dreams she spoke to me. I could feel the warm sun on my back, the smell of Hibiscus permeated the air, soft sugar white sand between my toes. Yesterday I fell into the deepest most peaceful sleep I have ever known. I walked out of the office finding a cool sanctuary from the warm spring sun in The’s cabin and drifted off.
I have so many wonderful dreams, dreams that will flourish, others will fade, and some that will simply change with each and every day. Last night I fell asleep in a square bed with clean sheets and a big fluffy pillow. I woke to a flush toilet and a hot shower followed by black coffee and farm fresh eggs. I still have dirt under my nails from planting a garden and am craving the salad I had last night, made with fresh radish and beet greens.
I have no shortage of wants and needs. Someday I will restore and sail a Bristol Channel Cutter, I will clear my land and build a small cabin with my own two hands, I will sail the world, I will …
When I set foot on the’ this morning I knew I was home. Sure I miss the luxuries I have gone without for so long but small and simple as she is, she, The’ is my reality. I don’t have to dream about her, she is real. I remember how small she was when I first moved aboard, I hit my head on something ten times a day. Those days have long gone but every now and then I hear a bonk and soft little ouch from Rae. I chuckle under my breath but I do feel her pain. The` is testing her as she tested me. With each day Rae gets a bit more comfortable and is starting to feel how wonderful little the` is. I could easily sell her and put 50% down on the “perfect” boat but then I would be trapped. More and more I appreciate that the` is the perfect boat because like me she is free. My life has fallen into a poetic journey with no destination, no time frames, no pressure, nothing but simple living.
Spend Time, Not Money