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November 21, 2002
How Crazy- This Doesn't Seem That Crazy Anymore.

It occurred to me today that our life is beginning to feel pretty normal to me. I'm not sure if I should be horrified, or pleased about this latest discovery.

When Curt and I set out, I remember talking together about what "real" cruisers would be like. I recall feeling so peculiar, and odd, and adventurous, and mostly- nuts because of our decision to go off on this escapade for awhile. It seemed to us, that in this whole wide world, surely this was the tiniest little club of nutsos that would do this. But now, it doesn't seem that weird at all, and in fact, it feels like the whole world lives just as we do.

Maybe it's because we live in a community of people that are all doing this same thing, and so we've somewhat forgotten that most people in the world do not live this way. Among cruisers, the talk rarely turns to the peculiarlity of our lifestyle. Instead, it seems to focus on the ins and outs of our daily lives: have you been to this place or the other? Have you found a place to have your laundry done here? How did you enjoy such and such place when you were there? The basics of our lifestyle are assumed and therefore, not an interesting topic to the people we share our time with.

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