Monday, June 13, 2022

Traits needed for success

We awoke this morning to the sight 
 Of a dozen or so tiny sailboats 
(At least, tiny from this distance) 
Making their way north 
In the annual Race to Alaska. 
Having interviewed the first women 
 To have won a few years back, 
I now better understand 
 The massive preparations they go through; 
The inventiveness, the courage, 
And collaboration that it takes to be successful; 
And the nature of the challenges 
 These sailors may well face upon their journey, 
And watching them, we wish them Godspeed — 
Just as I would new parents, 
Whose journey lasts much longer 
 But requires those same traits along the way

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