Yin & Yang: Life as a Balancing Act

August 9, 2010

There has been a rash of theft in our lately. It started with a bunch of fishing gear getting stolen off of some power boats, but this Saturday I found my bike had been stolen. This kind of thing can really make you question the quality of the average … until you come back from your errands to find  an annoymous gift in your cockpit.

We think one of our friends down the dock left the toy castle for the . They had a ball playing with it but agreed that it wouldn’t fit in our . The next Ruby and Miles raced down the dock to return it and were perfectly delighted to put it back aboard Gemini.

I’ve enjoyed reflecting on the local and super-local balance that all of this demonstrates:

Super-locally we have found an equilibrium on board. This equilibrium favors , crafts, and make believe play over toys and of stuff.

Locally we have—as a community—overcome the selfishness of the common with the utter selflessness of anonymous gifts, warm smiles, and friendly conversation.

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