Originally Posted by Art
Time helps heal and on-water-boating helps time do its healing.
Back in 1986, My wife and daughter were in a horrific auto accident right out side our condo in Solana Beach, CA. I was out back working and heard the ambulance(s) & a Life Flight helicopter but didn't pay much attention as those sounds were very common along Interstate 5.
My daughter was sewn up by a plastic surgeon (cuts to her forehead, etc) but my wife was in intensive care for 3 days. Broken ribs, bruised heart, shock, etc. The car was a brand new 1986 Pontiac and was a total loss so I called my partner in Phoenix and had our Cessna Citation sent over to take my wife, daughter, the dog & I back to Scottsdale.
While at home, (2 weeks) I noticed that my wife was not making much progress in the nerves department. Constantly fidgeting with the buttons on her house coat, moving constantly while sitting, etc. I talked to our doctor about this and he suggested that we return to our condo on the beach and let her heal there. We all piled back in the plane & a few hours later we were looking out to sea again.
The healing process was amazing to say the least. Two weeks after "getting back on the horse" my wife returned to her normal self and fell in love, once again, with life next to the Sea.
Stick close to your boat, Red....That environment will heal the worst of all broken hearts.