Quick, if forgot my glasses, run upstairs to get them. Oops, where are those keys? I thought I put them on the table. Now, I've got to check under sofa cushions, behind the love seat. Oh yeah, I left them in yesterday's purse. Where's my chilled bottle of water? It's got to be somewhere in the refrigerator. Oh, I decided to put the bottles in the freezer instead. Okay, I'm ready to head out, or am I? Quick, go upstairs to make certain all the lights are off and the fan isn't running. Wow, that's a workout! And, I haven't gotten to do the really important work of the day.
Maths. Algebra, 4 Operations, Decimals, Percentages,Fractions...again some love it some hate it...I love it! Maths-formulas, rules...really appeal to me. Science too-Physics, Biology, Chemistry. I know most of my friends dislike it but I love it...I'm taking food and drink breaks between these sentences so this isn't exactly 4mins 20secs straight...oh well. Maths is one of my favourite subjects. I love Art and English too but Maths is my thing. I am fascinated by mathemeticians and discoveries. I love learning, education, studying because it makes me think. I love finding formulas and equations. It's quite strange that I'm writing about a subject most hate but I guess you could say I'm a nerd.
Standing on a ship is not duty, it's freedom. Rogue waves or normal waves, it doesn't matter, you feel the motion of the earth, the unstoppable momentum of nature - right beneath your feet. Sure, it can make you vomit, right over the reiling, but that is something every seaman must be able to endure. Granted, it gets better over time.
But defying the forces of nature, the uncrossable oceans that would prevent us from seeing each part of this world, it's adventurous. Just don't shoot whales. I mean for christ's sake. Those guys have done nothing wrong haven't they?
They're just human beings like you and me. Only more whalish. Maybe they're from whales. Okay, now it gets ridiculous, even though the way they sing sounds a bit like the whelsh dialect. It's weird, having names that no person in the world could readn and that are longer than an entire line in this writing program. Why would you create something as impracticable. But then again, in iceland, they call volcanoes something like Eijarfjullarjokull and this is also really really weird for many people, but for an icelander, it's quite normal.
And closing the circle - we'd never have been able to settle on iceland if it weren't for the art of seafaring. It's one of our great victories over nature. And a symbiosis if we don't kill Wales. Whales.
I lower my head to the surface and place an ear close. It's down there, just below the surface, scratching to get out. I take my car key and start scratching, trying to break away the barrier. I hear it in there calling to me. I can't make out the words, but I know it wants me. I know it wants the best for me and my family. It just needs a way to be freed. So then I step back and take a running start and slam into the barrier, which throws me back and down, hard, to the cobblestone path. I hear it scratching in there, still, like a picture of a glass of whiskey deep in the mind of an alcoholic. It's in there wanting to be free, like the hyperactive virgin's seed. I stagger to my feet, unwilling to accept defeat. I think and wait for an idea to strike. But the idea is on the other side of the barrier, scratching to get out.
School. Some people love it, some people hate it. Some loves English, others love Maths. Whether you like/love or dislike/hate, or love English or Maths more, it doesn't matter. In school you can learn new things, make new friends and get used to new environments.
Personally I love English, Maths and Art best and dislike PE/Sport most. Others may prefer Performing Arts or LOTE/languages, it doesn't matter. Everyone's opinion is different. You can make friends through other friends, common things, meeting them in the hallway and introducing yourself or at a club...there are so many ways to make friends...
Whether you love or hate school, it doesn't matter because everyone has different opinions...