My special date with the moon – Yellow Sea Day

I seem to have regained my sense of energy and am able to punch it at the gym. I spent most of the morning there then showered before heading off to lunch. I ate alone and spent the hour observing the tables around me. I eavesdropped on a few of the more interesting conversations but even those, were not enough to keep my ear. I finished up my vegetables and skipped dessert. Yay! I am finally making headway on my nutritional goals.

I ended up in the atrium watching the coffee demonstration again just because it was on the way to where I was going. I took a quick seat and watched a repeat of what I had seen the week before. That’s the trouble with going on epic cruise journeys. You are bound to repeat many of the activities, menus, and presentations. Even the staff tend to recycle their jokes on a regular basis. I suppose after some time, it may become endearing.

I won myself a free frozen latte and was pleased with myself for not slurping up the whole drink in the first 5 minutes. It was tasty indeed but I am really trying to slow down my liquid intake. Did you know one can drink too much water? There is something to be said for the art of sipping.

I sat in my favorite corner typing up a storm before I realized that the time had slipped away from me. Next thing I knew it was already past 7pm and my tummy started asking for some sustenance. I looked over the menu for the dining room and since I didn’t see anything that really appealed to me, I opted for the buffet. I haven’t eaten up there for a while but it was a nice change of scenery.

I chose a quiet corner by myself beside a large picture window. I savored my big salad that I had made into a meal as I gazed out over the sea. The almost full moon shimmered over the water highlighting the white caps frothing forth. It was an intensely magical moment and just then, I started feeling sorry for myself that I had no one to share it with. It only lasted for a second because how could I possibly sustain anything negative about my position. I was enjoying a delicious healthful meal by moonlight over looking the ocean. I was overflowing with quiet gratitude.

I took a second to thank the stars and I know they heard me. For just then, my server came by and remarked at how romantic the moon looked and how I had prime opera seating. He pointed out thoughtfully that tonight it was just me and the moon. How lucky I am. He began to sing as he went about his duties and I realized that he was right. It is always so much better to think about what I do have rather than what I don’t.

I stopped by the Crooners Lounge on the way to bed and found my favorite entertainer on the ship doing his worst to woo the crowd. I couldn’t help by settle in to my favorite chair up near the front which just so happened to be open. He belted out a few ballads and even took a few of my requests. I asked he play something about the moon and he sang me Moon River. Then I suggested he play some Phil Collins and he turned out a beautiful rendition of “Another Day in Paradise”. I thanked him kindly and made my way happily to my bed with the piano mans tunes still dancing in my head.

Grateful for appreciation.

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One Response to My special date with the moon – Yellow Sea Day

  1. Avatar says:

    Great article . Will definitely copy it to my blog.Thanks.

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