Sailing into destiny ... closer to the heart ♥

Is there anything more cliché than this? Well, I'm sure there is but 'heart hands' rank pretty close to the top! This is Rachel with her heart hands, showing her love for the sea and me ♥. As I look at it now, of course I start philosophizing as moms will do. The title is from one of my favorite Rush songs, "Closer to the Heart."


The lyrics to the song, though sparse ... are very powerful. I'm thinking how everyone has their role ... and how Rachel's current role is that of a Corpsman. And also thinking how right this very minute, she is "sailing into destiny."


I hope she finds it.I really do.


A couple of days ago, her ship was underway for a week of training exercises. One of the sailors onboard fell ill and had to be medavaced off the ship to Balboa Hospital in San Diego. She was the Corpsman that accompanied him. It was quite an experience for her!! She is happy to report that the sailor is OK! This is just one example of her journey to find her destiny.




♫ Rush – Closer to the Heart ♫


And the men who hold high places

Must be the ones who start

To mold a new reality

Closer to the heart


The blacksmith and the artist

Reflect it in their art

They forge their creativity

Closer to the heart


Philosophers and ploughmen

Each must know his part

To sow a new mentality

Closer to the heart


You can be the captain

I will draw the chart

Sailing into destiny

Closer to the heart


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Taken on February 21, 2011