Sea Gypsy

I’m a sea gypsy now. Living on the hook and harvesting rain. The sea is my sanctuary and I need nothing but air.  I shout to the wind, “Honey, I’m a seed and you are the wind, which way are we going today?”  I don’t really know where I’m going half the time. And many …

Waikiki

The Waikiki harbor is both paradise and purgatory.  I suppose that is just the way the life is, contradictory opposites constantly colliding to achieve balance. Could you love the light had you not known the dark? If you had not gotten lost in the valley, would you have climbed that mountain? In the absence of …

Water of Pearl

My mom flew back to Arkansas and it’s my first time living on the boat since arriving to Hawaii. My sea and land hallucinations have all subsided and life feels new but normal. The mind is such a delicate thing when alone at sea. Mine were mostly auditory hallucinations, except for the odd things happening …

Land Ho!

It all feels very surreal. I can’t believe that I just crossed the Pacific Ocean alone. Is this me? Am I real? How did I do that? There were many challenges throughout the entire journey, but my last day and night were particularly rough. All of the sea dragons came out to play. Every time …

Blue Fairytale

I see two little white tropicbirds, with tail feathers longer than their bodies, flying somewhere towards a world of fish. One bird does not flap in front of the other. They are synchronized the way that lovers are. With minds, wings, and bodies intertwined in an exquisite romantic lunacy. The moon has grown small and …

Floating On

The full moon makes the sky a smokier version of day. It creates patches of reflections and shadows as the boat sways upon the waves. I just received comments from “Surfing The Deep Blue Sea” thanks to all who posted. Just wanted to clarify, I have already been at sea for 14 days and am …