First You Have to Row a Little Boat: Reflections on Life & Living by Richard Bode lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Warner Books, 1993, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Signed by the author on the first blank unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium.
From the cover: When he was a boy, Richard Bode was taken under the wing of a legendary sailor. He learned how to ride the many moods of the searching wind, how to respect the restless heart of the indomitable sea. As he learned the simple lessons of sailing, he was unaware that their universal nature would serve him well in years to come.
In this book of discovery, Bode paints an eloquent portrait of his seagoing youth, of an ardent boy gazing at the foam-capped horizon. Longing to set sail for exotic lands, he dreams of cruising the world in a sloop, a ketch, or a yawl only to he taught by his mentor that the first thing you have to do is learn to row a little boat.
Here a young man discovers that he and his rowboat have Income one and the same: that as he sails the seas so must he sail his moods that in a capricious universe where thick fog is as prevalent as a fair breeze he must make keen choice-to reach a safe haven that there is a right way to catch the wind, to survive its sudden, potentially disastrous shifts with personal liberty triumphant. Thus the young man learns that to fathom the elements is to achieve mastery over oneself.
To sail a boat is to negotiate a life, the author writes as he celebrates tin spirit of wind, wave, and tide. With generosity and wisdom, the older man passed the cherished lessons of his sailing youth on to his own children and to you in FIRST YOU HAVE TO ROW A LITTLE BOAT.
This is a volume to be treasured by-parents and young adults, sea lovers and landlubbers alike: by all who seek large truths in the small wonders of life.
Very Good in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine of the dust wrapper which is slightly loose. Leans. Previous owners’ inscription to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.
Green Spine Strip with Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 202 pages. 7¾” x 5½”.
This book will be eventually reach my delightful website…(added to my Body, Mind & Spirit Spirituality category.) but get 60% off buying from this very blog blog… Buy it now for just £2.60 + P&P! Of course, if you don’t like this one there are plenty more available here!