Saturday, July 21, 2007

Sailing

My dear friend Jerry bought an old sail boat
He has spent the summer fixing it up
a labor
 of love
Her name is Folly.
There is a float that begins the last parade of Mardi Gras every year
He and I have a long-standing tradition to watch it go by,
toast each other and say
"Made it through another one
the float is called "Folly Chasing Death"
a guy dressed as a harlequin flogs the Grim Reaper
with balloons
what a wonderful metaphor to build your life on!
ANYWAY....
we went sailing
the idea was
I would crew for him
the actuality is
Jerry and I bicker
like brother and sister
Mariah predicted
"one of you will end up overboard
and , whichever one it is
you wont go easily"
I consider it a triumph
we both got back
and dry!
In an inebriated moment he told me once,
Marti, you will get your own special room in Heaven"
I was touched
then I thought
"hmm, that could be because I'm so nice
or
it could be to keep me away from the general populace!
"
 

12 comments:

sunnyside46 said...

i had so much fun!
you and jerry are so funny.
i love you
<3caitlin

lsfp1960 said...

My significant other has been working on his sail boat. for several weeks.  he's determined to launch it into the Pacific Ocean and sail it down & then up the coast of Washington state.  It's very rough water out there....I'm not stepping foot on that boat.  I don't even like to be in it on a lake.  I don't like the "tippy" part.  Now a 917 foot cruise ship...that's a different story.  Bob's boat is only 16 feet long, not really big enough for 2 people to be comfortable anyway .  Thank you God!  Have fun...Linda in Washington state  

lifes2odd said...

Sounds like you guys had a blast! Great photos too :-)

ktkamanski said...

Love this entry as I do all of your reads - I love to Sail! Happy to hear everyone remained on board! As for the seperate room, mine must be next door to yours because I have been told that on an occasion or two or three etc..... Hope your enjoying your day!
Katie
http://journals.aol.com/ktkamanski/HappyBeingMe/

stansgirl2004 said...

Oh how I would love to sail. Your friend sounds really sweet. You must tell me how you added . Enjoy your weekend
Hugs, Marina

am4039 said...

loved the pictures and the story of folly. Happy you all made it back dry and safe.

kamdghwmw said...

I would so love to try sailing! I like your story.
Kelli
http://journals.aol.com/kamdghwmw/noonmom

gazker said...

Nice, nice, it's cos you're NICE!
Gaz xx

princesssaurora said...

LOL.... Either way means you are special, hon!  LOL  Great pics...

be well,
Dawn
http://journals.aol.com/princesssaurora/CarpeDiem/

deshelestraci said...

Funny!  I love boating and don't get to do it ever anymore.  Looks like fun!
Traci

jmorancoyle said...

    Love the water, love the photos. I could handle spending time in a boat. It's been a long time.
Jude
http://journals.aol.com/jmorancoyle/MyWay

lurkynat said...

wonderful  story! your friend sounds like quite a character Marti!
love,nat