Fearless Reason

Fearless reason in an age of frightened absurdity.

Tag: sea

Not the Captain but the Sea

When I
was a
young man
and the
world more
certain.

I had
little use
for faith.

I was
master
of my
destiny.

A
captain
upon the
sea.

Armed
with
sails
of will
skill
and destiny.

Yet
often
have I
crashed
upon rocky
shores.

Surviving
narrowly
companions
matched in
skill
if not
luck.

Revealing
the precarious
nature
of fate.

And the
limits
of will
and skill
upon the
sea.

Thus
with no
more
adequate
tool.

I arm
myself
with faith.

I am
not the
captain
but the
sea.

Life is More Vivid by the Ocean

Life
is more
vivid
by the
ocean.

Memories
more resilient
to decay.

Perhaps
it is the
timelessness
of that
great witness.

That makes
life
less fleeting
by the sea.

Perhaps
it is the
vastness
of that
great body.

That makes
life
more expansive
and free.