This wonderful set of swings is in the “playground” of the academy – yes there is also an academy but I knew that coming into this. Of course there are and I have never been more excited to see something in my life. I first saw them on the tour (which took two hours, luckily it wasn’t a three hour tour or I would have been a bit suspicious) of the ship. I asked if they were just for the children and everyone laughed. Little did they know I was being completely serious.
In life the places I do the best thinking, the best praying and sometimes best crying are in the shower and sailing high into the sky on a nice set of swings. When I was introduced to the “ship shower” a speedy two minute shower to conserve water I realized that the shower was no longer an option for any of these things. But behold, deck 7 holds my relief.
Although I would crack my skull open on the metal above if I were to try and swing to the clouds I can still pull away at night when I need some quite time and pray about my day. I Thank God for the little gifts and blessings he gives us.