Sunday, March 26, 2017
Crossing Ferry to Victoria and Washington's Delaware
(The Icy Waters of the Salish Sea)
(BC Ferry from Vancouver to Nanaimo, packed like Sardines)
(But of course, my kids travel in style)
(I stood on the deck and watched the waves... let them lap up in the frozen winter air.)
(Of course, there's always time for goofing off)
After the victory, Washington's army traveled back across the Delaware to Pennsylvania with prisoners and military stores.
(It's hard teaching the past. Too much time spent in contemplation over things... the living care nothing about. You have to drag people, kicking and screaming into the past. You have to cross great divides, and it's rough seas.... but it turns the tide. It makes all the difference in a life.)
I was thinking about Washington today... crossing from Vancouver onto Vancouver Island and making the short drive toward Victoria. No poem or song about the General today. Just a little reminder... to be a risk taker. People can say what they want... but in the end, all you have our your memories. They might as well be worth it.