Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Wanderer

 
"To be truly challenging, a voyage, like a life, must rest on a firm foundation of financial unrest. Otherwise, you are doomed to a routine traverse, the kind known to yachtsmen who play with their boats at sea... "cruising" it is called. Voyaging belongs to seamen, and to the wanderers of the world who cannot, or will not, fit in. If you are contemplating a voyage and you have the means, abandon the venture until your fortunes change. Only then will you know what the sea is all about.

"I've always wanted to sail to the south seas, but I can't afford it." What these men can't afford is not to go. They are enmeshed in the cancerous discipline of "security." And in the worship of security we fling our lives beneath the wheels of routine - and before we know it our lives are gone.

What does a man need - really need? A few pounds of food each day, heat and shelter, six feet to lie down in - and some form of working activity that will yield a sense of accomplishment. That's all - in the material sense, and we know it. But we are brainwashed by our economic system until we end up in a tomb beneath a pyramid of time payments, mortgages, preposterous gadgetry, playthings that divert our attention for the sheer idiocy of the charade.

The years thunder by, The dreams of youth grow dim where they lie caked in dust on the shelves of patience. Before we know it, the tomb is sealed.

Where, then, lies the answer? In choice. Which shall it be: bankruptcy of purse or bankruptcy of life? "

3 comments:

  1. what does a man need? i could have lived out of a duffle with a couple surfboards in a small shit-trap forever. what does a man need? an amazing woman that lets you see your visions thru and stands beside you through the good and horrible times...... but when you get that woman in your life, you want to give her that secure feeling of a home, you want that feeling you get when you give her a sense that no matter what, you will protect her.... if and when you have kids, would your tell them not to settle down and have kids? how could you say that especially if you love them so much? why wouldn`t you want them to have your same happiness..... what does a man really want? to feel like a man. it is easy to be a little boy forever and live for just yourself. any idiot can do that...play forever, hang out with the guys? really? what am i trying to say? do the things you have to do when you are young, then be selective and choose the things you think you need to do when you are with the people that you really want to be with, the people you had chosen to really love. but what the fuck do i know? i rest.

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  2. all I need-
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VbI5zcB8Ac

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