So I haven’t sailed in 2 years 4 months, all just to come to the root of who I am, Smilicus. I usually understand better if the problem can be put into numbers or equations. It gives me a sort of unclouded, objective, quantifiable view of the bigger picture.
I believe one can easily express yourself (especially myself) by the following equation:
X = L + P + S
Gibberish you say. Well let me explain
L = Love
P = Passion
S = Sailor
S = B + Y
B = what’s in your blood(figuratively) & Y = other stuff
So let’s define it a bit further. Y (Other stuff) is all the nonsense society wants from you: Car, work, house, clothes, etc. Although it is a big part of one’s daily life, it is not necessary big part of your being. I believe B(lood) is something that we certainly can’t stay clear of. In this floating soul’s case, it is sailing.
Thus, if you give a closer look to the equation for Sailor (S = B + Y), you will see that when the “sailor becomes you”, there is no P(assion) or L(ove). Since Sailing is in our B(lood), it can’t fall under P(assion) or L(ove), you agree?
I love my wife and she is a big part of my being. I can’t bear to be away from her for too long or not have her in my equation. So thus L(ove) is part of me and my world can’t be without her. L(ove) also includes friends, family and mans-best-friend (sorry not cats).
P(assion) includes those things you are passionate about. For me it is wine, mtb and boats. This definitely makes up a part of ones being, so needs to be accounted for in the equation of this floating soul.
If we stay true to the equation, we can see that no matter how you write it, bold, italic, etc S(ailor) will never equal X(me, you). It will always just be a part of you and if it is your whole, you are not complete X.
X(smilicus) = L(ove) + P(assion) + S(ailor)
I am S(ailor) no more! I am SMILICUS and I sail.