Sayonara

I just finished reading “Sayonara” by James Mitchner. I have read quite a few of his books but this was the first I have read in years.The story is a romance set during the Korean War. The theme is similar to the Puchini Opera “Madam Butterfly” which is referenced several times in the text.Plunk plunk plunk na be ba  bump  (as the sun rises.)This link will take you to the history. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madama_ButterflyBeautifully written and tender. I learned about the “Takarazuka Girls”, an entertainment that survives today. The word pictures of the theater performances had me closing my eyes and visualizing. A most enjoyable read. Fair winds and following seas  🙂 
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SailboatRacing-Rebootusa60493/~3/H1ngBbUTdrU/sayonara.html

Aussie Spirit

I was sitting on Reboot reading. She is rocking 30 degrees (15 a side.) XO unhappy and needy. He doesn t like the continual rocking at anchor. Rain coming and going, “heavy at times.” Like most of the day. Heavy.I look North and what did I see? A fleet of racing sailboats headed for me. Turns out the mark was only 1,000 yards away. Watched them come and round all day. “A man s gotta do what a man s gotta do.” Crazy, but fun to watch.Fair winds and following seas :)Roger sv Reboot
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SailboatRacing-Rebootusa60493/~3/ixqmZdlsXIk/aussie-spirit.html