Sir Isaac Newton: The Universal Law of Gravitation

AppleGravity…and other Laws of Nature.

  •  What goes up must come down.
  • The sun rises in the east and sets in the west.
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  • The earth revolves around the sun, which might be true for you and me, however, in my husband’s world of celestial navigation, the SUN revolves around the EARTH. 

That’s right! A paradigm shift! Just for you!

With regard to celestial nav, you would take the opposite view–you see the sun move from left to right–or right to left–depending on one’s perspective.

In order to properly take a celestial sight of the sun, you need to treat the sun as if it were revolving around the earth! (The captain used to teach celestial nav, so if he says it–it’s true.)

My World

And in MY world–as you’ve prolly realized–in this world that revolves around ME,  there are my very own Laws of Nature.

  • Just like the tides ebb and flow, my tugboat man will come and go.
  • As Archimedes‘ Buoyancy Principle is true for water and solids, it’s also a truism that a tugboat man who comes home must go out to sea again.

All the things that were new are now done in reverse.

The welcome home becomes the farewell.

That first apple pie becomes the last apple pie.

veuve clicquotThe first flute of Veuve Clicquot to toast the end of a journey becomes the last glass raised of leave-taking and hopes for a safe voyage.

The hello kiss becomes the goodbye hug, holding tight as long as possible.

It’s that time once again–being the wife of a tugboat captain–one half of a married couple who are apart as often as they’re at the same latitude and longitude.


16 thoughts on “Sir Isaac Newton: The Universal Law of Gravitation

  1. I’m sorry for you, but glad for me, I’ll get to hear from you more!
    I think you have a great situation…very romantic.You have him all to yourself ,(surf notwithstanding), the whole time and then, he’s gone.You get a chance to miss each other, and you don’t have the day-to-day detail of having to be home, every little decision is shared. I know you miss him, but that is GOOD.Enjoy how lucky you are with all this.
    And will you please stop putting Roger Whitaker songs in my head?! I have “The Last Goodbye”, (Not “The Last Farewell”…big difference), stuck in my head…thank you very much!


    • Ha you are so funny–yes, I have soo much more time to blog/write when he’s not here so I’m not really ever too lonely! We went up the Palm Springs Tram today and hiked at 8,000ft in the snow! (post on that tomorrow) and then on Friday we’re launching the boat he restored–and then he leaves on Sun. 😦

      On Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 10:43 AM, Enchanted Seashells…Confessions of a Tugbo


    • Fur Files and I are baking together tomorrow by Skype so hubs will have one more pie before he leaves on Sunday. Thank you for being on my “team to keep from being lonely”. I appreciate it!

      On Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 6:21 PM, Enchanted Seashells…Confessions of a Tugbo


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