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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

A story for Brian

The Brighton Pensioner posted a photo of the sunrise on his blog. I commented that it reminded me of a story, which immediately caused him to cringe. Here is an abbreviated version of that story.

A few years back I was on a all expense paid cruise courtesy of the U.S. Government. The ship I was in (yes, sailors sail in ships) was steaming home from the Western Pacific somewhere south of Midway Island.
When returning from a deployment things tended to get fairly relaxed at times so crew members could wander to parts of the ship they wouldn't ordinarily find themselves. On this particular morning just as the Sun was rising, I found myself with my camera on the signal bridge ­ the highest point on the ship that anyone is allowed when underway.
The sunrise was spectacular on this particular morning and yours truly was particularly proud of himself for being up and about to take some photos.
It wasn't until a few years later. I was showing the pictures to someone that I realized that others' realities may differ when they asked where I had taken the photo of the sunset.


  1. It dawned on me that people might think it a sunset.

    Sorry - I couldn't resist the dinqu pun.

  2. It was subtle enough that I almost didn't catch it.


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