May 20 2011
We are at sea in the Mediterranean final day of our vacation. If the truth be known, I have not, for almost six days, checked the news… and shockingly I haven’t missed it. So this morning I glanced at my news source, “The Blaze,” and lo and behold the world is still the way it was when I left it, falling apart. For six days I have been able to distance myself from the narrative of the news outlets, just be with my fellow man.
We are on a sailing vessel in the middle of a large body of water, we are from all different parts of the world – the Captain last night said over thirty different nations are represented on this ship, from passengers to crew – and oddly enough the only thing we can all agree on is the beauty that is God’s creation. Italy is a gorgeous country and the people have been amazingly patient with Tami and I as we shred their language.
Nobody seemed to care, for these six days at least, what denomination anyone is, what party they donate to or whom they are looking to lead America in the coming election. It is a lesson that perhaps we can all learn: Take a six-day break from the news narrative and reconnect with all the relationships in your life, whether it be friends or family, finding one thing you can all agree on, whether it be a sumptuous meal, a sunset or a sporting event.
Enjoy the day.