by Ray Jason
A handsome catamaran recently docked near my lovely sailboat. The captain is Russian and his wife is Turkish. They have two children, and although they are too young for passports, I suspect that they are from the Kingdom of Joy. That’s because all day long they spread their laughter and happiness throughout the marina. Whether it is riding their tiny bicycles or fishing with their parents or trying to learn how to swim, their vibrant innocence delights and comforts me.
It has also inspired me. The essay that I had been working on seemed lost in a mental labyrinth. It deals with the immense subject of religion, and it had become too big and too confused. But then a wave and a smile from the two kids suddenly made me realize that I should narrow my focus, and concentrate on religion and children.