Day 18 – On the Ferry to Catalina Island
We’re spending New Years on Catalina, courtesy of our friend Ed Moore – who is treating us to 3 nights at the Avalon hotel as a wedding present. He’s Marky’s longest time friend and a really good person.
Yesterday I got a message from my sister that my mother was having a “procedure” where they were going to shock her heart. This put me in a strange mood. I really didn’t feel like dancing today, plus the extra challenge of doing it while traveling made me less enthused because I was feeling quite sad. My mother loves boat rides and as I stood at the bow of the boat, I contemplated life and how short it is and told myself to really pay attention to how great this moment is – because it passes so fast – and because I wanted to enjoy the boat ride for her too.
I looked to see what song I had on my iPod that would work and the first thing I saw was this version of Monty Python’s “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life/Death”. It seemed appropriate and after dancing to it I felt better. Not long after I got a call from my sister saying Mom was ok, hungry and wanting a cup of coffee. So I guess she must be ok for now.