I have come from a long journey, from far far away. I don’t know exactly where I’ve been. I just know the stops I made, the things I’ve seen, the things I’ve heard. I know how much I’ve learned and that many, many, questions remained.
I thought as a little boy that once you are 40, you would knew the answers to life. That you would be settled and wise. Nothing has been further from the truth.
For past generations it may have seemed that way, however they had less options. Less distractions The economy and society were more growth based and stable and they were assured of a pension once they fully grown up. They tried to better their parents and they have might’ve tried too hard.
I’m a Pirate at 41 and never have I had so many questions, never have I ever wondered, wandered and discovered as much as I do now. In a weird confident way I am doing very well answering questions that haunted me for life. I feel very comfortable asking more questions and go on to new discoveries, even without a flashlight in the dark.
I have traveled so far that I don’t get seasickness or jet lags. I don’t become impatient or annoyed when things don’t go my way. I take turns left and/or right to see if I can approach, appreciate, the journey in any other way. In any other view. I’m not scared anymore to share my seat and be quiet with the person next to me.
I love the traveled, experienced, wanderer that I’ve become. I truly enjoy the service I can serve to the world. I hope to someday feel that I have traveled with you and have come as far as we can come together.
Because, in all my travels, all I missed, was that one more companion.
I want to take this last journey with you.
Music of Choice: Supertramp – The Logical Song
“When I was young, it seemed that life was so wonderful
A miracle, oh it was beautiful, magical
And all the birds in the trees, well they’d be singing so happily
Joyfully, playfully watching me
But then they send me away to teach me how to be sensible
Logical, responsible, practical
And they showed me a world where I could be so dependable
Clinical, intellectual, cynical
There are times when all the world’s asleep
The questions run too deep
For such a simple man
Won’t you please, please tell me what we’ve learned
I know it sounds absurd
But please tell me who I am”