Saturday, January 19, 2013

22 Degress of Fire: A Quiet Ember

22  of 42 out at sea.  In the Far East...


 APL Philippines

Vessel's Details

Ship Type: Container ship
Year Built: 1996
Length x Breadth: 276 m X 40 m
Gross Tonnage: 64502, DeadWeight: 65642 t
Speed recorded (Max / Average): 13.7 / 10.9 knots
Flag: USA [US] 
Call Sign: WCX8884
IMO: 9077276, MMSI: 368684000

Last Position Received

Area: China Sea East
Latitude / Longitude: 31.3125° / 121.7453° (Map)
Speed/Course 28.7 knots / 0˚
Currently in Port: SHANGHAI
Info Received: 0d 0h 2min ago (AIS Source: 830)
 Current Vessel's Track
Wind: 17 knots, 142°, 8°C
Itineraries History

Voyage Related Info (Last Received)

Draught: 10 m
Destination: CN SHA CJK
ETA: 2013-01-20 00:30
Info Received: 2013-01-19 18:10 (0d, 1h 31min ago)

I must be a gypsy too.  I find it very provactive-positive-if -travel-equals-life-affirming- in- love-with-this-life-erotic-on-the-highest-love-not-romantic-or-sexual-level-all-the-highest-potential-sea-water-mystery-loving-journey....the Jypsy's Journey to the far East on a massive ship. 

My degrees of measure on this trip have been less.  What if my first 42 degrees of writing burned away all obsessive feelings and healed me.  So now I am a calm -waiting, but not a desiring, sad, or even compulsive female pulsing with the other's energy.  I have returned to my aware self- glad of myself- and of the Other, the mystery, how life is in the here and now.  

I have a friend who travels to the far east and works extremely hard for 42 days.  That is the end of the story and thus my degree of burning seems low and almost to have no fire...but here is the good part.  

The fire is that quiet and deep heat-  a penetrating ember of fire -the underneath red glow, it doesn't really smoke, crackle or jump high in the air.  It is the low Earthy pulsing kind.  
When you close the wood burning stove...after the fire has really taken off and it is hot and the logs are half burnt which makes the heat form...and you lock it in...cut off almost all air...down to the point where there is just enough to make the heat of the embers last a long, long time.   It heats the whole house, sometimes the tile around the stove is so hot you cannot even step on it It even appears that the fire is not moving, but it it is...
I am the starter of this fire, the sustainer, the reaper, the keeper....I just need an Other(a water gypsy-kind) sometimes to ignite It once in awhile. 

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