The Launching Of Ski-boats – A Parable Of Life

Early, every morning, ski-boats are launched from our beaches. I’ve always seen these launches as wonderful parables of life. First there’s the preparation in the shallow water and the turning of the boat in to the waves. It’s not an individual feat. We need one another. We launch out of community, but also with community. Life is not a one person show.

Photo by Jane Scrooby

Then there’s the actual launching out in to deep water. It’s the most dangerous moment demanding intense concentration, awareness and evaluation.

Photo by Jane Scrooby

Then the adventurous journey towards the horizon and to what will unfold beyond.  At least four times a week I watch this drama being played out and each time it stirs me deeply, especially when the sea is a little rough.

Photo by Jane Scrooby


About Don

I love life. Sometimes it makes sense, other times not. Discerning its underlying patterns and beauty always provides great reward and meaning and is a passion I ineptly follow. I feel deeply attached to nature and love the sea with its distinct moods and colour and find walking along its beaches wonderfully inspiring. Writing, sketching and photography is a sheer joy for me and the blog is one of the places I am able to express these pursuits.
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