- What goes up must come down.
- The sun rises in the east and sets in the west.
- Newton’s Third Law: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
- 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.)
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.
The 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.