Thanks guys for contributing: Steve and Richard. I’ve made note of your helpful comments: Steve, on the doubtfulness of spending a long time self-analysing - instead, get on with it, and Richard advises I should listen to my feelings and act accordingly.
Both of you advocate I should take ‘action’, which is in accord with my conclusion to yesterday’s post. I should get back on the horse to find out if my desire for sailing can be rekindled.
If I were to act on feelings alone, I would not remount the horse.
When there’s time to think before acting, it is better to do so, but where the pros and cons are of equal worth, feelings may influence the outcome.
My lack of desire for sailing is at the heart of the matter, and the objective of any action is to discover if it can be rekindled.
It seems to me that I shall have to give it a go. To that end I’ve put my left foot in the stirrup by bringing ‘Minnow’ from her boathouse to the driveway for an airing. When an opportunity arises, I’ll swing my right leg over the horse, and with both feet firmly in the stirrups, I’ll nudge the flanks with my knees, shake the reins and get off to a canter.
Well, we’ll see - maybe, I’ll fall off, and never want to ride again.