The Horizon


September 14, 2019

I called my mother this morning to tell her about last night’s visit to Skyros village and today’s boat trip. It will be an all-day voyage around the island with food and drinks.

‘Do you have to pay?’ Mum asked.

Yes, I replied but it’s an all-inclusive deal with vegetarian options.

‘Well, you’d better eat a lot then.’

I mentioned that I’m worried I might get seasick, a theme of my childhood, one she always ignored when the family went boating.

‘Don’t talk yourself into it,’ she said. ‘Just look at the horizon.’

I asked if she’d ever experienced seasickness.

‘No,’ she replied. ‘But I know you just have to look at the horizon.’

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