I just love this, "Sailed their little rafts to Trinidad". Like they're trying to perform the spiritual trifecta. As for a co-opted philosophy the second verse just fills the bill for me, you definitely appear wise.
Is this about the orphans that got left behind when on a field trip around six months ago? Or is that just a coincidence?
I know the island has gone by a few names.
"IŽre" which meant "Land of the Humming Bird".
"La Isla de la Trinidad" ("The Island of the Trinity"). It seems it was to be a blessed place. But then again, that was when it was being occupied.
Finally, it was called "Trinidad" which in Spanish obviously means "Trinity" but when that occurred it became inexorably linked with a sister island known as Tobago which probably used to mean "a pipe or herb that induced trance so that people could speak with spirits".
sailing from the dream
back toward the wish
Perhaps all spirits sail from one island to the next, trying to navigate murky waters.
Which island will be our dream?
Which our fantasy?
Which our prayer?
Which our salvation?
Just some thoughts/questions that came to me while reading this. I don't expect you to respond with explanation. Unless of course you want to.
I guess this is long winded way of saying I like this, it made me think then explore.
of course i faved this! the rare opportunity to read one of my personal literary heroes' posts is uplifting. sorry about the late comment as well, been busy with the holidays as i suspect you are as well.
the piece just sails with the pleasure of exploration. dont you just love that verb? and so sail all of us into this microcosm of nostalgia of yers. yargh matey!!! have a pleasant and wonderful new year! i look forward to 2012 with your shenanigans and tomfoolery about.
i have learned over the years (and maybe i am just a jaded tart) that there is no such thing as fairytales no matter which way the boat is headed.
and maybe it is a thing, to go back to wishing, whether it be blowing on dandelion seeds, or dropping stars, or petal picking the day away.
seems it keeps hope alive when the going gets tuff or the boat catches a leak when you don't know how to swim.