An Ounce of Home:
You’re embarking on a year long round the world adventure, and can take only one small object with you to remind you of home. What do you bring along for the trip? Ben Huberman
As this idea of being away for a year is quite inconceivable, there are a few ‘ifs’. If we had no monetary constraints, I think I’d take the most extravagant, relaxing way and be on a ship. This ship would travel the world and be big enough to have a well maintained library. It would also allow dogs, as Millie would have to be in attendance.
This way of life would mean having a cabin big enough for the three of us, with a balcony to sit and watch the sunsets. There would be space enough for my beloved to paint and me to write. We’ d have our routine of walking a lap of the perimeter of the ship daily, maybe twice daily, to maintain an exercise regime.
The one thing I’d take would be a computer, no, that would be supplied, I imagine on a quality cruise; so, I’d take a family photo with the ten adult children and six grandchildren. This would remind me to write to them weekly during the year.
Seeing new places and absorbing different cultures would be a pleasure. People watching would be a favourite past time, which would feed ideas for short stories. Food would be a temptation, but surely, ocean liners these days must provide healthy options.
Living aboard would allow us to enjoy the travel without having to wait about and lug suitcases through airports. The leisurely pace would suit us. Yes, I can imagine, money no problem, we’d have a most enjoyable year! Thanks Ben!