Old and young, we are all on our last cruise.
... I take that to mean something like no matter our age, we only get one chance to do this right. We only get one shot at this life. One try to go and do and see and learn. To capture the small moments and lump them together to craft satisfying years. To take our days - the terrific and the terrible - and line them up... end to end... and see them add up to a life. A good life. A happy life.
I'm headed to the Gulf. When my marriage ended I began paying for a lot of things in cash... collecting change and hoarding one dollar bills. I cashed it all in several months ago for a cruise, so I'm leaving to sail the Caribbean for awhile. That girl will be me in several hours... swimsuit, let-down-hair, barefoot and standing at the ocean's edge. No more TATS (Tired All the Time Syndrome) for me! :D I'm not much of a sand-and-water person but I am looking forward to this...
Can I wish you a bon voyage... even though I'm the one who's leaving? Oh. Well, bon maison. I wish you a good, happy home while I'm away. I'll miss you but am excited about the sights and sounds I'll collect to show and share when I return.
I'll be home in 10 days or so. Until then, my love and affection. -Brin