Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Tan Pou Tann

Our voyage across the sea was days and days ago, but it has certainly left its wake, carved into my soul by the sound of endlessly rowing oars, the lapping of the waves against the belly of our little ship, the flap of a sail and the Boatman's creaking rudder. So many lessons learned that day, and so many more learned as the light of day gave way to a moonless night, and a distant coast with no electricity. Just darkness and the sounds of a vessel trying to reach the sanctuary of safe harbor.

The 'Tan Pou Tann' was the name of our little boat. The Wait For Wait. The idea is Haitian. When you need something and you don't have it, you just have to wait. Patience, it will come. Don't be in a hurry. It was a fitting name for me. The message was clear. It's not going to come from you. Relax....the wind will come. It won't be easy, but I will bring you home.


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