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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

If it's Aquatic Day, it must be Tuesday

A break at Burrill Lake


As always, we took a break at Burrill Lake after our trip to Ulladulla where we had lunch at the bowling club and a two-hour session in the heated pool followed by half an hour in the hot tub.

“Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.” So wrote Henry David Thoreau and set out to the woods near Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts in March of 1845, with an axe in hand, to build a house where he would live for two years and two months (although his mother continued to do his laundry) before becoming a “sojourner in civilized life again”.

The first twenty years of my adult life were full of song (and dance) and adventure as I followed a pretzel-shaped career path: some fifty assignments in fifteen countries, from Jungle Jim to Lord Jim to Lawrence of Arabia.

For the past twenty years I have tried to go through the automatic motions that others call living but the desire to return to an unconventional life is still burning strong. The final song will be sung when "Riverbend" is sold.