Monday, June 20, 2011

O Captain! My Captain!

It was 1989 when I went to see Dead Poet's Society.

I {{loved}} that movie.

Maybe it had something to do with all the cute boys (I was 17 after all) but I think it had more to do with the love of reading, learning, following the path that you feel your heart is leading you ... again young hearts/minds are a wee bit impressionable (just sayin').

Any who ... Maybe it's the two boys that have been entrusted to Rocky and myself.

I don't know.

But here we are, enjoying a beautiful family vacation and we have the opportunity to head out on a boat for a bit and the captain asks if my boys would like to drive:

um - yeah! and I can't help but think of O Captain! My Captain!

My hope is that my boys do follow their dreams and if they are so compelled to stand up in defense of whatever their 'captain' is.

Carpe Diem became my motto when I was 17 (and for many years to follow).

Somewhere along the way I became a grown up.

And cynical.

Not as easily to 'believe' in my captains.

I want what's best for my kids.

I want then to grow up to be God fearing men.

I know everything else will fall into place if they indeed follow the only Captain.

O Captain! My Captain! Help them seize the day!



~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

Oh that movie....That was a great movie. Those boys behind the wheel of a boat. I remember when my son Colin captained our neighbor's party barge. He went round and round in circles until we were all seasick.

Ruth said...

Great times when they are young and full of dreams!! We always hope and pray that their dreams will come true and they can live their lives to the fullest.


Stacey's Treasures said...

What a great experiance to captain the boat at this young age!!

periwinkle said...

I remember seeing that movie when I was a nanny in London and I went with my then Irish boyfriend before he went backpacking to Australia

queen of everything said...

love that movie. i can't believe how big your boys are getting. oh to be a captain at so young an age.