The class has been discussing emotions as tools — the positive aspects of fear and anger and other notorious “negative” emotions. It’s also been “silence” week. I know that was a shocker for me last year, but I have it planned this year — just not when the class is doing it.
In May, I’m taking a cruise to Alaska by myself. My whole intention is to embrace Silence at certain times, do some creative work at other times, and, of course, to check off the final state of the fifty US states for visiting. I was tempted to skip all the shore excursions and remain on the boat, but that would defeat the purpose of visiting Alaska, wouldn’t it?
Since I’m not likely to get back there, I scheduled shore excursions for all but one stop. I’m going to wing it on the one stop and see how that goes. I imagine I’ll meet people on the cruise. I may strike up conversations and it’s feasible I could make friend or two. Or, maybe I wind up embracing the Silence as I savor the trip. Either way, I’m looking forward to it.