Halloween will soon be upon us.
From his spidery, New England mansion, a ghoulish Tillerman has raised the somber question of whether sailing is doomed. Are the shrouds of death slowly wrapping around our sport? Are our decrepit lives so busy today that we have less and less time to spend on boats?
Are we all zombies, slumped over the computer, blogging too much? Or trapped in that suffocating cubicle at work?
Shouldn't we be out in the sunshine sailing that boat we've left to moulder and decompose in some watery graveyard?
We all have our excuses for why we can't go sailing more. The job, the house, the spouse, the kids, the yard, or even working on the boat itself.
But, are these reasons as real as we imagine? Or, are we trapped in tombs of our own making, that we have carefully built over the years until we have no hope of escape?
Is this scary Halloween story from Tim Burton about you?