Love for Breakfast

Love for breakfastSunrise on the creek this morning, after a night of light rain…crushed berries and saltwater licorice.

Saturday, 10AM — Although thoroughly charmed by my friend’s lovely little apartment on the Nightcliff foreshoreβ€”the winding bicycle lane along the edge of the cliffs overlooking the sea, the beaches, the numerous cafΓ©s within strolling distanceβ€”and having formed slight attachments to her Ninja blender, her air-conditioning, and the palm-surrounded spa, I came back to my tranquil little bend in Sadgroves Creek, yesterday, and found myself emotionally, spiritually At Home.

In my Inbox was a farewell message from Kris, who is leaving Hawaii today or tomorrow, for the next leg of his journey home. Even though it was just a few lines in an e-mail, it’s a love letter I will treasure as much as the dozens of beautiful art letters he’s sent me over the 19 years we’ve been together…

My love,

The epiphany I had while sailing from Panama had to do with the guilt I felt about not being able to contact you when I said I would. I understood that instead of guilt I really feel concerned love, and the love I feel for you is the dominant emotion in my life. I am not just coming home to Darwin, I am coming home to you…a fulfilled man, a sailor returning not because he has a woman, but because I have sailed all I wanted to sail, and now a new stage in my life is opening, and i want to live it with you.

Take care, it won’t be long, now.

I love you.
We are getting a cat.
Home is where the cat is.
Or cats. I will look after them, employed as a part time janitor at Tipperary Waters. ( Just a joke).


13 thoughts on “Love for Breakfast

  1. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    (Can you tell I have no sufficient words?)


  2. Thanks for sharing such a deeply felt letter (email) Nat. Emotional openness is the most beautiful gift we can offer. You and Kris have a wonderful, creative union which I admire. I know a few other couples who share similarly wonderful relationships and I admire them too. It takes beautiful souls to achieve that. It’s been my greatest regret I have not managed it, still a solo sailor! I have lots of beautiful friends but my mild autistic streak makes it hard for me to form intimate unions. I won’t say you are lucky because the two of you have made it happen by your own efforts. I wish Kris godspeed and fair winds across the ocean. PS: If you have not received another email from me, check your junk mail folder again! I also sent one to Kris, in reply to his.

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  3. That is a wonderful love letter, it brought tears to my eyes and joy to my heart. There is nothing in life that compares to being loved and loving in return. Bless you both.

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