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Re: That kinda sucked, but I chose this life so...
Yeah know, we have been to sea a lot together over the past 25 years. We crewed on a tall ship for years together, we even were arrested in a Venezuelan brothel back '89 and driven out on the jungle hand cuffed together in the middle of the night. So there really is very little love loss. And what was lost will re kindle. But I'm still kinda pissed a little. Some other trivial sh!t went down just before and after the trip that added to the whole, But I actually had an epic sail that night. I sailed 70 miles in 10 hours through the night, milky way, shooting stars and pink lightning off my starboard shoulder. I'd do it again.
OK so now the truth comes out.
It was a perfect night and you just didn't want to give it up.
I've been there done that.
The lesson from the Icarus story is not about human failing.
It is a lesson about the limitations of wax as an adhesive.
If you have an engineering problem solve it.