Gift to be simple

Installed the halyard on our Sunfish, 24' of high-tech 5 mm line, with a reflector strand woven in. stepped back to admire my handiwork...timeless beauty, the Sunfish. Probably best boat ever designed or built. Classical music station WDAV kicked off Aaron Copland's Appalachian Spring; you remember the catchy Shaker dance tune, whose humble text not only encapsulates that sect's philosophy, and in that moment when Copland's masterpiece broke into -

'Tis a gift to be simple, 'tis a gift to be free,'Tis a gift to come down where we ought to be,And when we find ourselves in the place just right,'Twill be in the valley of love and delight. When true simplicity is gain'd, To bow and to bend we shan't be asham'd, To turn, turn will be our delight 'Till by turning, turning we come round right,' -

hit me hard it did, remembering how I loved sailing with my father, it was he who taught me to tie sailing knots, recalling Appalachian Spring was his favorite music, missing him so. So I took River and Georgia with me sailing this fresh breeze across the lake and back. We cranked...planing a Sunfish with 2 dogs is so rare, so fun.