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.