Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it – no matter if I have said it! – except it agree with your own reason and your own common sense.” – Siddhartha Gautama, a.k.a. the Buddha

Just do what ya gotta

The world isn’t going to stop to let ya catch up, you just have to put your personal gearbox in overdrive and push harder.

While we see the world losing its collective mind, (and I have a theory on the why of that but that may be a future post) and question our own sanity frequently, LIFE DOESN’T STOP HAPPENING.

If you let the beast inside, it eats you alive. You have to maintain a certain amount of ‘safe space’ for you, and you alone. My safe space tends to be on open water with minimal contact with other people. Sure, I may have a chance encounter with another boater, but its usually passing courtesies, asking conditions on other waters or some other stuff: never what the rest of the world is going about. If I am camping and have others about. We avoid ‘the real world’ in conversation like the plague. We are camping to get a break from it, why would we wanna talk about it ?

But usually I am camping, alone, and with nothing but the frogs and crickets singing lullabies and a small fire for a companion, and (hopefully) not another soul within 1000 yards. I am a minimalist, and may have a phone about, but not for entertainment, and never a way of dusturbing the peace of nature. I hate hearing blaring music from campsites even though I love music. I don’t go camping for the music scene,,,

Its almost that time again.

Time to load a certain kayak atop the truck, toss the camping gear in, and head to some place where I have to paddle to a spot that can only be arrived at by boat. With a kayak, I can get into places the power boats can’t even think about. One with a waterfall nearby will do me quite nicely right about now. A day or two away with my only worry being that MamaKat and Voo are perturbed ‘dad didn’t come home’ and destroying something in the house in anger. (Last time, MamaKat knocked half my books off the books shelves, and had a ball with two full rolls of TP. You can imagine that mess.)

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