So she decided to have an abortion, which was still then illegal. I went with her by train to Florida. The guy, I think, was not quite interested in the decision, and not interested in paternity, but I think he was financially quite sound and undertook the cost of all this. She took a train with me going to Florida to have the abortion with a respectable, needless to say, good physician. Then we took the train back, and the emotions coming back were even more complicated than going down. It took a day and a half, or something. One of us started talking about the book she was never going to write. And, I think it was on the train, I’m not sure of this, but she said, “At least I have a first line.” And I said, “Really? What is it?” And she said, “Claude left me, the French rat.
Fearlessness is ignorance, and it’s lack of respect. Fear is powerful. you get a lot of energy from fear. Without fear, humans wouldn’t have survived.
Quote by Laird Hamilton from The Wave: In pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks and Giants of the Ocean by Susan Casey (via whosebob)
It’s been a few years and yep, still obsessed with this book.