I saw a whale today, the spout gave it away.
I was looking out over the pacific in Carlsbad, California. Sitting there waiting for the mythical ‘green flash’ when out of the corner of my eye I saw a spout of steamy water blowing up from the surface of the ocean between me and the horizon. Catching my attention the spout drew my eye to the area and was rewarded by the back of a grey whale broaching the surface to bring in a breath before it disappeared below the depths.
Feeling lucky I turned to you to say look! A whale! But of course you weren’t there. Instead you were on the other coast. So tied to you at that moment I felt lost, but still greatful that I could function and see wonder in a dead (to me) world.
I miss you terribly, nearly so much that I can barely function, but yet I do. The human machine is very resilient, I think that the only thing that keeps me going is the fact that I’ll see you again. Else, I’d just assume it end, what’s the point?
The point is that I love you and can’t imagine disappointing you, that’s enough to keep me going until I see you again, if only to tell you the wonderful things I saw and did since last we touched.
I saw a whale today, and it made me go on, that’s a good day.
©The autobiography of Mr. Perfect, 2018