21 September 2006

To set sail

-- To set sail! To grab the rope and pull the weight!
To make something happen.
And the nabbing feeling - is it worth it?
The rope hurting in your sore palms.
The sail randomly waiving back and forth.
Will the wind be enough? Are we really on the right course?

Suddenly, you feel the Flow. Everything tightens and is aligned.
The ship deck starts to lean. The water dances past the hull.
Happiness spreads in my stomach!

It has passed, the wind is gone for this time.
I want to lay down on the deck in the sun.
Get something soft beneath my head.
The warmth spreading as I rest. The palms aching.

Was it worth it?