words he lives by . . .
there is a very poignant line from a famous play
” i have always depended on the kindness of strangers “
i had my own kind stranger once.
actually . . . more than once.
but those are other stories.
the one i’m talking of now . . . well . . .
he’s the captain.
there’s the MAN.
he was my first blogging friend.
my first love is minimalism. so i was finding blogs about that.
and i wound up with the captain’s blog on that list.
i kept leaving comments. as you know i do.
finally either he took pity on me . . .
or more than likely thought i might be LESS WORDY . . . LOL . . .
if i had my very own blog to play around in . . .
AND WELL . . .
the rest is history.
as you know . . .
he created ‘ peanut on the table ‘ for me . . .
and just GAVE IT TO ME ONE DAY !!!!
as a gift. ready to go!
and he named it after something special to me
that my husband always used to say.
i’d mentioned it in one of my comments once and
he had remembered and named it that!
i was surprised. delighted. scared to death!
but i’ve had so much fun.
then . . .
i left the peanut recently and came here. again. he fixed it all for me.
like having a minimalist old scraggy pirate genie in a bottle!
only my genie lives in a yar little sail boat named
and in that boat . . . is the free spirit that IS the man . . .
well . . .
here’s a picture of the marina from his own blog.
i think that’s a neighbor kitty. not one of his own.
but she’s no doubt a free spirit too.
he lives in one of the most famously expensive parts of paradise . . .
on about $16,000 dollars a year.
this is unheard of !
living in the simple style in which he does . . .
he is able to do it.
he not only talks the talk.
he walks the talk.
these are some of his favorite neighbors.
i remember once when the huge noisy racing boats were in town
and ALL OVER THE WATER
one of these gentle giant creatures hung around my captain’s boat
in the peace and safety it provided . . .
he stayed there for days.
can you imagine the wonder of that? OH!!!
a picture of the spirit when he was considering buying it . . .
could you live here?
could you have only enough belongings to fit into a back pack?
few of us could. or would even want to.
but this man can and does.
he’s six feet tall.
he’s tall on the inside too.
he’s a kind generous wicked scalawag no nonsense pirate!
in the best sense of the word.
a loveable creative curmudgeon that just wants to live and let live.
and to live that life as simply as he can.
he’s a minimalist. yes.
but he’s also a captain . . . a business app designer . . .
a scuba diver . . . and lover of all water related sports . . .
and now even part time film editor !
that most recent project is to be released this year.
it is a beautifully done art film about a mermaid by edmund papp . . .
resident key west film maker of documentaries and artistic films.
i’ve seen the trailer. it’s beautiful. but remember. it’s an art film.
the mermaid is nude. so if artistic tastefully done nudity offends you . . .
you were warned here first! LOL.
he’s actually becoming slightly famous now in his beloved keys.
he is old bean!
it took him a long time to get to live there and he’s loving
every minute of it since. it’s been worth all the years of struggle.
he’s a real life captain.
you could go to sea with him
and he would know exactly
what he’s doing.
but the mark of a man to me is his ability
to live and walk with total authenticity . . .
the way in which he chooses to live his life . . .
authentic to himself.
this man does.
i don’t expect the captain to reply to this post.
it will no doubt be an embarrassment to him.
just as i always embarrassed the marine on the peanut.
and if he does comment . . . don’t expect any flowery charm!
it’s just not in his genes! LOLOL.
but hey. you wouldn’t want your captain any other way.
here are some of the reasons he doesn’t need much stuff . . .
who needs STUFF . . .
when you have this kind of gold?
a very talented young photographer and film maker has
recently made a mini~film of the minimalist captain of the keys . . .
it’s about my dear friend and how he lives on the free spirit.
please click on the address to his site just below.
to visit the minimalist captain himself
and do watch the little mini~film about him
thanks to my dearest monk for giving me the link to it!!!
it’s very short and very well done.
she’s a talented young photographer.
i NEVER could get hers to link up here for me for some unknown reason.
AAAGGGHHH!!! charlie brown!
and i wasn’t about to bother him to fix something on a post
that was about HIMSELF!!!!
talk about brass. that just would have been too much
even for me.
but my monk saved the day! thanks again ‘cheerful monk’
and visit cheerful monk too . . . in my side bar of friends!
a WONDERFUL BLOG! oh so many out there.
and some stand out. ♥
hope you have just a WONDERFULLY SIMPLE WONDERFUL weekend !!!
til soon old bean!