“Have nothing in your house you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”
― William Morris
"Less is more."
― Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe
I think these quotes are lovely, but even more importantly, MUST become my new mantra for life on the hook! I have been trying to pack one year of shoes, clothing, jewelry and beauty items into a medium suitcase to move onto TR. Now for some of you, this may be so simple you laugh at this blog. But for ME, an original Neiman Marcus card-holder, Bergdorfs and Bloomies on speed dial, a personal relationship with Trish McEvoy makeup artists and an entire closet built just for shoes, this is an Herculean task! After days and days of trying on every item in my closet (many more times than I will admit) my efforts were well rewarded. Just hope I don't go through high-heel withdrawal….It could get ugly! LOL
It has now been almost one year since we began our search for our beloved boat, found her, endured the inspections and refit…and finally moved on! Actually, the expression "Moved On" really does summarize my life at this time. Scott has "Moved On" from corporate America. He has also "Moved On" from life in snow-filled Indiana. I have "Moved On" by experiencing a life-changing paradigm shift. All of this has culminated in us physically "Moving On" our boat with our belongings and embracing this new life of "less stuff". After all, how much "stuff" did Mother Mary and Joseph have in their possession when baby Jesus was born. Although they had few material possessions, they truly "had it all!" So with that thought, I will leave you with Peace of the Season and gratitude for my life of love, servitude and the prospect of an eventual life at sea aboard Tabula Rasa!
One last quote credited to Mies Van der Rohe, "God is in the details"…MERRY CHRISTMAS!
"Another beautiful day in paradise."
--- Who knows?
Since Paula started with her most recent notable quotes I felt obligated to list two of my own. These are notable because these are the two things I have said the most over the past six weeks.
Paula stressed over what to bring on the boat. Me... not so much. One pair of dress shoes, one pair of tennis shoes, one pair of deck shoes, and two pairs of flip flops. As I write this it now seems like a lot!?!? Well, anyway I have only been in flip flops for the past six weeks. Daily dress code is tee shirt, shorts, flip flops, and occasionally a baseball cap. Once in a while I dress up in a collared Hawaiian shirt and many people do not recognize me. Paula did a great job moving in and has one drawer and half a closet still available. So, now she is stressing on what to put in there to fill it up?
Well it is now Christmas and Paula is up in cold, snowy Indiana working at the hospital and I am in warm, sunny, Florida working on the boat. Hmmmm? Best I do not make any further comments here.
I succumbed to local peer pressure and begrudgingly got in the Christmas spirit and put up a "Boat Tree". It took me most an evening to get it decorated.
Paula arrives on the 28th for 3 weeks and expects the boat to be in "Tip Top Shape". So, back at it……
Scott and Paula