It is a combination of winter blues and a time of contemplating an early retirement that draws me to post a photo of sailing in the warm South Pacific Ocean. This image is a stylized and somewhat abstract version of the real thing, something like my idea of retirement. Like anything in life that we look forward too for a long period of time, the reality gets a little blurred and romanticized. It oftens looks quite different when our faces are right up against it. Add to that a message in church this morning that has me thinking. Some of my readers will know what I am talking about.