We are each a ship in a bottle, set upon a shelf to marvel at the miracle of our creation. Each one of us is a master ship builder; crafting first a hull, then adding keel and rudder. We move through life completing our vessel, step-by-step, adding lines to our bowsprit until our rigging will support our masts and allow our sails to be raised.
I know I have simply spent much of my life bailing bucket after bucket of water, just to stay afloat. And now by the grace of letting go, I have surrendered. No longer do I struggle to keep my own ship afloat, for I am aware of unceasing beauty emanating from both within and without of the bottle that is the ecosphere of my own life.
You too have the incredible opportunity to set your own life sailing on unchartered waters. Trust the rigging you have set just right and unfurl your beautiful sails. Forever sunsets await you. Perhaps I will see you at sunset across an incredibly calm sea, as I gaze upon your ship in a bottle.