I have been playing with ideas and images lately, to help me make sense of things and find solutions to problems.
So, I was in the shower this morning, and it occurred to me that the image of the spaceship fitted perfectly.
That minty shower gel really helps, gets my sleepy brain going.
I like minty brain.
Anyway, I thought of life itself as a spaceship, and how all the actions and decision we take, are stirring the ship one way or another.
I thought how, still to this day, I don’t trust myself to be able to sail (drive, sail, I’m not sure which applies to a spaceship) the ship in the direction I want, in spite of having proved myself, again and again.
I’m a good pilot, I know what I’m doing!
I might have taken an unusual route more times than most, but I consider myself an unusual pilot, I don’t go for the beaten track, I like to find my own way.
Of course, I consult maps and read everything that could help me on my journey, but then I take my own course.
That’s the only way that works for me
The problem is that during the journey I often find myself in uncharted territories, unfamiliar places, and that’s when doubts arise. I start thinking that I’ve taken the wrong turn and now I’m in the wrong place, or worst, completely lost.
It is useful to retrace my steps, go through the maps again, put all the data through the ship’s main computer (I don’t know yet how it’s called, but I know for sure it’s not going to be called Hal or Mother) as a way to confirm that I’m on the right track.
So I’m resuming the course.
Make it so.