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DREAM continued from page 78 I read about sailboats and learned what cleats were, how roller furling worked, what winch handles were for, what gudgeons and pintles are. I figured out boat wiring and claymore mine wiring were different. I learned about standing and running rigging, and the front of the boat was called the bow. I made love on that boat before it even hit the water. I felt the hardness of being a Marine slip away from me, and I felt like a child again, moving from my brain back into my heart where we all really want to be. On launch day all I had to do was to learn how to sail. How hard can that be? But as I motored under the Matanzas Pass Bridge and saw all of those people inching along in their metal coffins, looking down at me, I knew my dream was alive, and I was born again. I was warm, the water was blue, I could taste the salt in the air, I was tan and a little sun-burnt, and my boat, she was beautiful. Just like in my dreams. Got a story to tell? An experience? A sad story, a funny story, a learning experience? Send it to us. Keep it around 1000 words or so. Send to editor@southwindsmagazine.com

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