June 13, 2009

And away we go!

In 10 minutes our voyage officially begins. We sent sail from Boston for Halifax, Nova Scotia, and then across the Atlantic to Europe and North Africa. In my belly I feel the swirling concoction of that "night before Christmas" childlike wonderment, deep gratitude for this incredible opportunity, and anxious anticipation of wild adventures yet to come. In the belly of the ship you can hear the engines warming up, ready to propel this magnificent vessel through the waters of the Atlantic and Mediterranean.

Come on along! Feel the sea breeze in your face, see the billions of stars above, feel the twinge of excitement of so many young students and young-at-heart faculty and staff, smell the future of dried fish in Greece or the spices in Morocco. Permission to come aboard.

Posted by rohwedde at June 13, 2009 7:11 PM