Monday, September 7, 2015

"Trash Pick Up"

During the last unofficial  'weekend' of Summer on the hook, we accumulated a lot of trash, and as you can imagine, on a holiday weekend, recyclables too.

The aroma and thought of sailing it all back to our Marina was not pleasurable, but doable. 

After I awoke, I opened the trash door and decide the bag needed to be closed up tight and brought outside.    In that same moment  Calan stuck his head down the companion way to announce he saw his friends Julia and Nikolai  coming up in their dinghy.

Julia and Nikolai attend the same school as the boys in Portsmouth, RI and 2 days prior serindipidously saw their family on the beach and stopped to chat!   Their mom Maureen mentioned that the kids were going around collecting trash from boats and it kept them busy for hours.  I was impressed to say the least and thought what an industrious duo!

Well, I had not even gotten the trash bag up to the cockpit when Calan announced they were doing 'trash pickup'.  Huh!?
Could the universe have provided better timing....?  I think not.    If I slept in, or they had never made it to the outskirts of the anchorage...this coming together of energies never would have happened.  How fortuitous.

Needless to say, we gave the diligent  workers a break by inviting them in for the "Calan Tour" of Nemetona and they invited him to be crew on their dinghy excursion.

Happy Day on our Sacred Space.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

The Equation

As I sit here anchored at the Salt Pond on Block Island 1 month from departure, under the Star Filled Sky I ponder what lies ahead.

What does lie ahead? 
More stars, more thoughts, hard work, moments, memories created -  I think of that, but also what brought us here, what brought ME here.  A Jersey Girl sitting on a beautiful 47 foot Beneteau beauty under a star clustered sky.  Stars, like the ocean, showing all the depth and beauty nature can muster.

Here because of a dream started and inspired by the Conway Sailors  (our close friends), the knowledge of sailing known to my husband (who grew up in New Zealand and sailed for the first time with his dad at the age of 8) and me.  Me,  what do I bring to the equation besides this blog?

Hopefully more than just homeschooling teacher, more than wife, more than friend....quite possibly and hopefully bringing my open heart to a new place, a new experience. 

Then, affording those around me a glance of honesty and humbled awereness of the beauty and pull of the universe.
The opportunity to draw in that awareness and decipher it the best Lana Rae way I know how - and share it with those who may not be able to see what I see.  To share it with those I love.

A new land, a new sea, a new opportunity to be organic me. 

Quite possibly - that IS what I offer during this journey.  My part of the equation.