To the Marina I Will Go
In a couple of hours, I will be making my way to one of our local marinas to pick up RGD, who has been gone for the past several weeks fishing and shrimping in Canada and Alaska. He was invited to go with some acquaintances--a husband and wife--who do this nearly each year.
He has not been one to do things for himself like this over the years. He finds reasons to avoid having fun, being around people he does not know well, and stepping out of his comfort zone. He nearly did not go on this trip either, and it caused a rift between us, as I have tried to encourage him over the years.
I stepped back, because I no longer have the energy or desired to persuade someone who wants to stay stuck. He decided, at the last minute, to go anyway, when his constant fretting was not given any more attention, and it did him no good to try to control his other concerns.
Last night, I got a phone call and heard him say, "I got to see things that most people never get the chance to see." He told me brief stories of glaciers calving, a humpback whale, baby seals feasting, and walking the trails in the bear sanctuary in Prince Rupert just a few hundred feet from an 800-pound black bear.
Now, he is arriving with his fresh seafood--salmon, cod, halibut and prawns--and stories that he can tell others. He even has a fish story about one that got away.
I hope that this is the beginning for him to feel a bit more comfortable with making friendships, so that the stories are not only for his cats he will be picking up from the kennels today or tomorrow.
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