Monday, 8 December 2008
02:51:17 PM (GMT)
Could you do it? Could you leave home in a world without cellphones, computers,
cars, internet connections, cruises, motor boats, weather predictions, GPS, or even
compasses. Could you leave home without knowing if you’d ever make it back, leave
others knowing that they may never learn your fate, go off to be a stranger in lands
stranger than your own, to know terror and doubt and have no place safe to return to.
To face every kind of danger, to live governed by your own rules, the laws of many,
the code of few, to wake each morning to salt and sand and sky and to sleep each
night with the gentle rocking of the sea. To do as no others have done, to follow
where no one has led, to become a precedent to those who would come after.
To become legendary:
to hear stories abouts yourself, completely false, and yet less fantastic than your
actual travels. To be a name known to all, a face known to few and a guide known only
to themself and the wind.
Could you do it?
I don’t think I could, but I would have loved to try.
I would have loved to try.
Last edited: 8 December 2008