Photo by Bob Gentry ©2001
A Thought for Today
What we want we cannot have. What we have we long ago stopped wanting.
No man wants the hidden hand of
anything to be his pilot. He should set out on some journeys with only maps of his own
choosing; no compass but the one he carries in his head. Should he then sail beyond the
earth's edge it will be his business only.
At times I try to chronicle my life with the sea. I am not in love with any one ocean - it
would be hard for me to decide whether I like the light blue water off the coast of
Greece, the deep azure color found along the coast of Mexico or the blue-black water off
Fire Island best. Oceans are oceans and they draw me.
adapted from the introduction to "The Sea Around Me", 1971
Details of Rod's upcoming concerts
and appearances can be obtained via the link below:
McKuen Concerts & Appearances