Relationship Advice

Ride, Captain Ride . . .

I had in mind, a line, from Shakeapear’s “Othello”:

“Perdition catch my soul, but I do love thee.  And when I love thee not, chaos is come again.”

Which today I shall parse as:

“Loving you is hell, and when I stop, it is back to chaos.”

The chaos is some part of your life like an old sailing ship tossed in unknowable directions by a storm at sea.  We don’t know how long it will last, and the captain best have a clear mind, a steady hand, a strong will, and a good heart.  The ship must have a crew of loyal friends and family who keep the ship right through troubled waters.  As the storm clears, the clouds break, the sun shines, and the telescope is raised, one can see the distant shore.  The objective is to arrive whole and sane, so that you may rise to the challenges and opportunities afforded by the new land.

I’ll be canoeing tomorrow.  Go figure.

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