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They say that youth is wasted on the young, I have to disagree.  I was reading a post today from Controlled Jibe, once again their simple but elegant writing had every ounce of my attention.

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I haven’t met Mark, Katie, or Wylie in person but they are all good friends of mine, when I need their guidance most they talk to me, share with me, and give me a tiny perspective on a young couple who is proof that youth is not wasted on the young.  Their simple lives make a profound statement, they prove to me everyday that it is possible to live a good simple life.  From surf to turf not much has changed in their simple day to day lives other than 40 degrees of latitude.

Yesterday I had two un-controlled jibes, the boat was sailing smoothly and then out of nowhere Wham!, a the boom tried to take my head off, you think I would have learned my lesson the first time but I didn’t, WHAM! right in the kisser.  Rather than taking it in the head a third time, I decided to change my course.  I had done my navigation forwards and backwards, I knew exactly where I was going but now getting their could cost me everything.  Changing course on a boat is simple, push the tiller, adjust the sheets and your off on a new adventure.

It’s nice work if you can get it And if you get it, won’t you tell me how?    ~Frank Sinatra

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