Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Gelato Effect


In my previous post I ranted regarding going cold turkey. By trying to sail more and more (on different boats, etc), I was left with the gelato effect. Bear with me and I will try and explain. 

The gelato effect ~ too much leaves you with less.

When I was young we only had normal, boring ice cream -vanilla, strawberry and chocolate. One day I heard about an Italian gelato shop and went to get my scoop of heaven.  Standing there, mesmerized with all the flavours, I heard a voice: “Which one would you like to taste?” 

O, decisions. I started off with one flavour, then the next and the next.  And when I found myself, I have tasted them all, just to start all over again (I have forgotten the first ones I've tasted). Finally I closed my eyes and just pointed at one.  Then that voice was there again: “Regular cone, Sugar cone or Tub?”

Spoiled or rather confused by choice I struggled to make a decision.  Then that voice was there, yet again: “Single or Double scoop?”

I left the shop confused and undecided, but vouched to start all over again tomorrow.

The sailor became me the day that my passion became my obsession. It took over my existence and left no more time for anything else....everything revolved around sailing, unfocused sailing. 

No matter how much I sailed, the need was still there.


Vladimir Shpunt said...

Sounds to me like you were just getting into the groove...?

Gerry said...

Grove or rut, sailing is a good habit!

Doc Häagen-Dazs said...

I get it! S.A. does not stand for South Africa. It stands for Sailing Anonymous.

Smilicus said...

Wont argue with you Gerry. Sailing is a good habit and the best if you ask me.

Haha Doc, I think you are right. Who did you support on Sunday? Good to see the underdogs get a maiden win.

Doc Häagen-Dazs said...

Smilicus, I went with the Dutch & than ditched out of the bar before I had to pay off on my bets!

Gerry, I've been looking for someone to tell me how soon it is that I'm too old to sail. I don't think that's going to be you!

Smilicus said...

I also backed the Dutch. Damn octopus that predicted the Spain win.

Never to old to sail, look at Tillerman, he is trying to cheat the old age home.