OK, it’s about time that I set up a blog, I’ve been putting it off for years. So welcome to mindship. The mind is a vessel and I like sailing, so I figured mindship! Travel the galaxy with your mind, your brain and your head (apologies to Jack Black). So today I launch my mindship. I pour my libation to Poseidon, tossing a cup upon the wine dark sea. May the Earthshaker bless this ship and all who sail upon her, cue champagne, pop, fizz, imbibe, cheer!
Now, hoist the main, haul in those sheets, lean into the tiller and show the wind a clean pair of heels.
I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a grey dawn breaking.
I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.
I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull’s way and the whale’s way, where the wind’s like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick’s over.
John Masefield, 1902