Fri 12 Feb 2016 21:43
Course: West Speed: 5 knots
Wind: North nor' east, F3 gentle breeze
Sea: slight Swell: north east 1.5 meter
Weather: sunny, mild
Day's run: 134 nm
Another twenty four hours of running wing on wing and we are now half way to Hawaii. The days and nights are quiet and I am getting plenty of reading done. Just started on Sartre's tome, “Being and Nothingness”, that should keep me occupied until at least Hawaii. The basic premise as explicated in the translator's introduction sounds relatively straight forward, but I think it is the implications of the premise that are of interest, relating to Sartre's ideas of radical freedom. 628 pages of dense philosophy and I am already having difficulty with the way Sartre uses the word transcendence. I will let you know how I went if and when I surface. “Why?”, I hear you ask. I guess it's like crossing oceans and climbing mountains, because it is there, or, if you prefer an alternative and equally meaningless and irritating elitist fob off, "if you know why you do not need to ask, and if you need to ask, you will never understand why." Sorry. Perhaps I will try to answer the question more seriously when I have worked it out.
All is well.