Uncharted waters normally meant that you were sailing into an area where the charts hadn’t been created yet, therefore it meant sailing life got exciting. The sailor no longer knew the location of a shoal or sand bar that could change her day or sink her ship. If the charts are old, then you may be in uncharted water. Life is like being in uncharted waters all the time. Change is constant so the charts you thought you had for your life are worthless.
For some, change is scary. Getting up in the morning I don’t know what it will be like, who I will meet or what problem I’ll need to solve. The experience I had at my friend’s funeral was different than expected. The audience reacted better than expected to my presentation. Traffic was funky on my way home, much different than yesterday. If I embrace this idea of change, accept that I will navigate through life’s uncharted water, things are better somehow, even fun. Embrace what comes, it’s the truth. Truth doesn’t give a shit if you like it, it just is.
Will my computer dream tonight?
- Chris Claborne