Saturday, December 07, 2013

#614 Souls on the MV Explorer

“We have ten souls on board,” a sailor might say when asking for assistance from a passing ship.  Ten souls.  Not ten people.  Not ten passengers.  Not ten customers.  Ten souls. …  To see another as a soul was to acknowledge the magnificent, epic course that life is for each of us, and to experience sympathy for the other in his or her negotiation of that course.  It was quite different from seeing others simply as people.  The word soul had a big job to do, and it was the only word that could do it.  - Alexander McCall Smith, Sunshine on Scotland Street

Yours in love and appreciation of all souls on board the MV Explorer,

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