Thursday, August 25, 2011

Be On The Watch

Hello and welcome to my latest post.

I am at loss for words at the moment. Life takes unexpected turns and to say the least this week I have bared witness to this ultimate truth.

Perhaps you have an old friend you haven't spoken to in awhile. No good reason why perhaps only because you are consumed with the day to day drama of your own life. You mean well. You intend to reconnect but haven't. What are you waiting for?

Do it.

I found this poem in the most unlikely place and decided to share an excerpt........

Your life is your life
don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission.

Be on the watch.
There are ways out.

There is a light somewhere.

it may not be much light
it beats the darkness.

Be on the watch.
The gods will offer you chances.

Know them.

Take them.

You can't beat death
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
And the more often you learn to do it,
the more light there will be.

Your life is your life.
Know it while you have it.

You are marvelous.

The gods wait to delight in you.

Charles Bukowski's (Part of the poem titled "The Laughing Heart" )

Some images for you consideration.

Riding the Dhoni is pretty routine here. On my way out to the airport one day I snapped this one. The colour of the water here is something else.

A pre-dawn moment at the seaplane base. A long exposure proving a cool effect for the lights on the dock.

On call in the morning provided me with some time to take pictures of the maintenance engineers running up one our Twin Otters.

Best to make sure the aircraft is tied in multiple places with very strong rope!

If I could only insert some sound! A very noisy operation!

A shot of TMA landing on North Right waterway at the Seaplane base in Male'

One of our executive interior aircraft landing in Male'

Singapore Airlines on final approach. Loaded with tourisst who I am sure are more than a little eager to check out the Maldives!

A view of the Capital City Male about an hour before sunset.

Male International Airport.

My friends on final approach at Constance Moofushi! Most certainly my favorite place to spend a night.

Smooth touch down!

The from the "office" just North of Constance Moofushi!

LinkI never tire of this view!

It as if the Atoll goes on forever.

On certain days you can see right to the horizon.

Thanks for stopping by. If I can leave you with one thought it would be this, know someone you haven't seen or talked to in awhile call or write them and tell them how you feel. Sometimes you run of time and time is irreplaceable.

Until the next time.

Rob, one of the barefoot pilots.


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