|Brigadoon and the air.|
"To one who has turned lifeless materials into a thing alive and forced it to do his bidding against the resisting forces of nature in silence, without fuel and without defiling air or water, there can never be anything more wonderful than the sailboat. "The sailboat never offends the senses of fish, fowl or man. To make it move faster is to make it more a thing of freedom and beauty."
--Bernard Smith, "The 40-Knot Sailboat," 1963
That's all it takes, the puff of the breeze, driven by the heat of the sun, to give us the ability to slip the lines at the docks and cross Oceans.
We move silently, in concert with the water, the weather or engine, the sails our wings.
That is why I love sailboats. No noise, no pollution, no disruption, no discordance. Just a boat, gliding across the waves, sliding trough the water, driven by something you cannot see.