29 years ago I was building sandcastles in Spain with my one-year-old son.
28 years ago I was camping in the rain in France with aforementioned son and a heavily pregnant Tillerwoman.
20 years ago I was helping to run an Optimist sailing camp for kids at Rutland Sailing Club attended by both of my sons.
8 years ago I was helping to teach Sunfish sailing to kids in New Jersey.
For way too many years I was in some glass box arguing about budgets and plans and cost allocations and engaging in other stressful office-based activities that seemed important at the time but seem utterly irrelevant now.
On Wednesday evening last week I went sailing on Upper Narragansett Bay in my Laser. The conditions were perfect. I just cruised around and remembered why I enjoyed sailing so much.
I also remembered...
- why I retired from working in glass boxes
- why I moved to Rhode Island.
So I could do this.