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into the mystic

WAAAAYYYYY back last summer, i “won” the silent auction to rename one of the boats at our club. promptly after i did this, there were a series of, let’s just say, setbacks for said boat. i believe we bought the boat form like yale or something, i don’t know exactly how long ago, and somebody renamed her “the mace” due to the symbol for virginia or norfolk or some such oddball thing. well, renaming boats is fraught with superstition anyway, and she is a great boat, so i was hoping to do things “right”.

so today we finally did it – this morning at~730 am. so i envisioned a sort of multi-media event,but basically, it went down like this:

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  • play song in boat house for group/unveil name

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  • general interpretive dancing
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  • general interpretive dancing
  • explanation of why i picked the name

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  • carry her down to the water
  • invocation of poseiden’s good will, calling to the water gods, directions, blah blah blah
  • offerings to said gods blah blah blah (cheers!)
  • off the dock

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Into the Mystic
Van Morrison

We were born before the wind
Also younger than the sun
Ere the bonnie boat was won as we sailed into the mystic
Hark, now hear the sailors cry
Smell the sea and feel the sky
Let your soul and spirit fly into the mystic
And when that fog horn blows I will be coming home
And when the fog horn blows I want to hear it
I don’t have to fear it
And I want to rock your gypsy soul
Just like way back in the days of old
And magnificently we will flow into the mystic
When that fog horn blows you know I will be coming home
And when that fog horn whistle blows I got to hear it
I don’t have to fear it
And I want to rock your gypsy soul
Just like way back in the days of old
And together we will flow into the mystic
Come on girl…
Too late to stop now…

a link to a youtube “video” that has the song, if you don’t know it..

so why the song? well, i’ve always loved it. it reminds me of san francisco, the ocean, missing people, loving people, the circle of life (yada yada) – there are a million boats named after women or dead people or whatever…. this could kind of represent whatever “the mystic” means to you… so all in all, it went well – other than that minor oar mishap during the row (but the boat is OK!!), and i am glad it’s done – i was actually kind of nervous about it.

and happy mothers day. to my mom, mamie and karen. thinking of you and all the mommies i know.

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