I'm back in Massachusetts.
As expected, having a private verandah (all 36 square feet of it--which was perfect for 2 chairs and a table) was the key to an enjoyable week on a ship with 2000 people. I spent a lot of time there, reading, writing, thinking, and staring at the water.
I learned that not all cruise lines are alike. This one had classical music, jazz, and a library, which nicely offset the casino and other bright and noisy places. It was good to get away and reflect. My life has changed in major ways in the last year, and I expect that to continue. One thing that became clear as I gazed at the ocean, at those constantly shifting patterns and shades of blue, is that I want to get back to doing something creative. Maybe need to.
Overall it was a good week. I will write more as I process the trip. A few pictures of Bermuda: