Thursday, April 19, 2012
Lessons Learned in a Rowboat
[Rowing With My Grandchildren]
c Karen Shafer, 4/2012
1) It’s important to work as a team.
2) Every crew member has something special to give to the effort.
3) If you don’t appreciate the way someone is rowing, try, just for a minute, to row along with them.
4) Never underestimate the power of the Young.
5) Sometimes there’s chop, and sometimes there’s smooth.
6) If you’re drifting off course, correct your direction as soon as possible.
7) At some moments, even on a good day of rowing, things can feel a little dicey.
8) If you have a choice of when to row against the current, do it when you feel fresh.
9) It’s really nice sometimes just to drift.
10) Each time of day has its own kind of rhythm and beauty.
11) The appearance of the boat doesn’t determine how ‘yare’ it is.
12) Never underestimate the power of the Old.
13) Rowing with a lot of effort increases your level of endorphins; so does just sitting in your boat on the lake and feeling the peace.
14) Just because brush obscures the shoreline doesn’t mean it isn’t there.