Wednesday, October 18, 2006

A sailor went to sea sea sea, to see what he could see see see. But all that he could see see see was the bottom of the deep blue sea sea sea.

This, to me, is a poignant story of a man sadly lacking in vision and ambition. He leaves his family and friends, goes to sea in search of he knows not what... and finds nothing. Where’s his motivation, where’s his drive? If, for instance, he had gone to sea in search of the giant sea-serpent that had eaten his brother, I feel certain he would have found that serpent, harpooned it, and returned home in triumph, a hero! Instead, he has no strong goal, nothing to work towards; therefore how could he possibly expect to achieve more than just to see the sea? It is a story which brings home the importance of having goals to work towards in life, lest you see nothing more than what’s in front of your eyes.

3 comments:

Homo Escapeons said...

Curiousity killed the Captain.
Maybe his wife was a miserable so and so or
he owed a ton of money or
he had just impregnated the pastor's wife or
he thought it was just a three hour tour like on Gillign's Island or
he heard that they were giving away land in Canada or
OK maybe he was afflicted by wanderlust and knew that there had to be more to life than living in a squalid, gossip fueled autonomous collective that was rife with avarice and filthy drunken layabouts who would just as soon slit your throat and take your last dime to quench their thirst.

I agree with you.
If you fail to plan you plan to fail.

Stace said...

Hmmm, you're obviously in an unusually cheerful and optimistic mood today, HE.

lee said...

Hey Stace - maybe all that he could see was the bottom of the sea as he was in the process of drowning (?) ;).