Some guy once said that it's the drudgery of life that will kill you. Not the major catastrophes and earth shattering disasters we may face, but the mundane monotony of every day life because the human condition is such that we can survive and even thrive in crisis. But there's no way out of the drudgery.
I have a love/hate relationship with this time of the year. I love it because the sun is hot and the wind is cool and I always want to go sailing. I hate it because for some reason, I'm always depressed around this time of the year. Perhaps its a seasonal change, or maybe it's because I'm in the middle of a war, but I've been feeling particularly stressed and anxious lately. And my coping mechanism is to daydream. Getting lost in a reverie is my escape from the drudgery of life.
Speaking of sailing, one of the things I've always wanted to do was sail / cruise around the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. The Med (and her sister oceans) win in terms of priority.
There is so much I'd love to see on a Med cruise that I don't think I'd be able to cram it all in on just one trip - unless that trip is at least 6 months long.
I'd love to go to Malta...
And for the longest time, I've wanted to go to Dubrovnik, Croatia. There is something enchanting about the thought of sailing on the Dalmatian Coast.
Montenegro also features high on my list.
And then there's Santorini
And maybe one day I'll return to my beloved Gibraltar
So many places... so little time.