Wednesday, December 28, 2016

To new shores

"Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore."
- André Gide, Les faux-monnayeurs (The Counterfeiters)

Technically, that's a misquote, but the sentiment is nonetheless the same.

The courage to lost sight of the shore. 

That courage, that independence, is a muscle, worked and built up over time and effort.

It's what led me to where I am now.

Far from "home", if I can even call it that in the first place.

It's not the first time.

Will it be the last? Who can say.

But it's a brave new world nevertheless.

Decisions and sacrifices made years ago under somewhat different auspices have culminated in a will possessed, and a way found.

May it lead to a life, made.