Wednesday, October 3, 2007

A Ray of Hope

Day 6
Weight: 216.5 lbs.
Food Intake: nothing but water

More dreams of food (mostly doughnuts now). Slept better last night, but heavy rain and thunder continued all night and into the morning. The wind died down and the sea became calm under a steady rain. The rain stopped by the afternoon, and the clouds began to thin. When it became clear enough to see far in all directions, I was dismayed when I found no land in sight anywhere. I couldn't imagine another day without food. The sight of all that water discouraged me. I became weary and felt feverish and achy. I rowed for a long time toward the east, but then gave up due to the futility of it. I felt I was losing motivation to do anything. I am becoming weary. I just wanted to rest. And then I looked up at the setting sun as the clouds moved away and felt a ray of hope. I think I'll go to sleep early tonight.

1 comment:

peggy at the lake said...

Wow Garry, such a neat idea to do this blog (as you exercise weight control)! Good luck with it all, and I just love reading each new blog report! Oh yes, you should definitely post some of your poems,
even on the blog, as you could write poetry as you are at sea,etc.
You do have great talent, and lots of charisma to go along with it!
Keep on blogging!!