When I came aboard yesterday evening, it was like a homecoming after a vacation. But different somehow.
Yes, everything down below was the same as we left it, and yet..
- Tho we are still a port tie, the boat is now facing south instead of north - the light enters the cabin at a different slant. Places that were dark are now light, and places that were light are how in shadows.
- The view out the windows has changed.
- It is quiet! No more trains. No more Kenmore Air planes droning overhead. No more 737s, 747s, 787s roaring by above.
- I know no one on the dock.