This video is a reminder that we only have but one go-round on the blue planet and that we should make the most of it. The philosopher, professor Joseph Campbell, advised his students to “follow their bliss.”
“Follow your bliss and don't be afraid, and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be,” Campbell wrote.
The late actor, writer and seaman Sterling Hayden followed his lodestar by sailing to Tahiti in the late 1950s with his four children aboard the schooner Wanderer. This passage is Sterling’s canon to living the life of a free spirit and choosing adventure over financial security, his answer to people who say to themselves:
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.”
“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.”
Go fishing this weekend.
Bill Sisson, Editor-in-Chief
This video was produced by Dragonfly Boats founder Mark Castlow and Capt. Steve Hall, and is used with their permission.