For me, the time spent with my son on our numerous cruises is priceless. At this point in both of our lives (mid 30s and mid 60s), it's probably the last thing either one of us ever dreamed we'd be doing together but the laughter and experiences we shared still bring a smile to my face.
The meals with strangers that made us exchange "the look", the excursions to strange places and seeing new things, sitting on the deck and watching the world go by - dreaming our individual dreams and sharing them with each other, tossing our bad memories and grief into the sea and replacing with good thoughts and energy...We are way too busy and distracted in our normal day to day lives to experience the peacefulness of the sea ,,,
I'd joked with him when cruising that long after I'm gone, he would remember our cruise days and know that somewhere I was cruising through the ocean in heaven... When he had the ER scare yesterday, I couldn't help but think that we never know what tomorrow brings ...
Being on a cruise and grabbing that brief respite from traffic, annoying people, frustrating jobs and hectic lives is a true luxury we share!