Saturday, May 31, 2014


My grandson Julian's language skills are developing at a pretty intense rate. Yesterday he introduced into his repertoire the concept of "This - because - that" and might have had just a tiny bit of trouble with fully integrating it. Wanting to go outside the cockpit with Papa, he realized he needed his life jacket and said, "I need my jacket because.....because I need my jacket!" He knew there was a reason, was unable to grab it just yet, and simply repeated his need.

I wonder how many very early perspective cruisers need to be more like Julian? I need to go cruising because.... Maybe there's a benefit in looking at the situation through the eyes of a two-year-old, not over thinking the reasons, just tending to the most basic of needs. Freedom. Peace. Fulfillment. Happiness.

This afternoon it rained and two toddlers danced naked in the cockpit. Just...because.


Mike B. said...

I need to go cruising because!

I think the sentence can just end right there. :-)


Deb said...