The shaken crew stepped away from their captain with uncertainty. As they washed their trust away in the rising waves of bitter betrayal, they vowed to never sail the seas again. Yet as they grew stronger, healing from the shipwreck, the seas began to call beckoning them back to the place of belonging. The crew stepped tentatively into the waters, questioning if there was a captain that would trust their loyalty enough to give his trust in return.
Just as they lost hope in finding such an upstanding captain, he stepped forward shining with the look of integrity, love, adventure, trust and an honest understanding of himself and the people around him. The crew was cautious as they reached out to this man. They wanted so badly to sail the seas with a captain they trusted and in return trusted them. It made them question their need for such devotion.
However, the captain’s quest for adventure and desire to share his love of life was infectious.
The crew threw caution to the wind and stepped onto the ship with reckless abandon. Although a few squalls would surface from time to time, they sailed the seas sharing and giving freely among themselves. The captain was a good man. He received great joy in sharing the adventures set before him with the crew. They were happy to share every aspect of this life with the captain, feeling a sense of unity and trust between them.
When they had first met the captain, he cautioned the crew that he had lost many things in his quest for gold. He insisted he had conquered this yearning and would follow the honest life of a man who had learned from the mistakes of the past. The crew believed the captain, choosing to disregard the storm that was begging to rise and consume the ship.