Freudian Slips: As Far as the Eye Can See

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Life takes us many places. It's a box of chocolates and a Hansel and Gretal trail of candy wrappers. I have filmed as an actor in The Happening, Invincible, The Lovely Bones, The Bounty Hunter, The Greek American, Bazookas, Limitless, TV's Its Always Sunny in Philly, Outlaw, New York, The Warrior, The Nail, Game Change, Cold Case, & commercial work includes The Philadelphia Eagles, Septa, Coors, Turbo Tax & Carnival Cruises. Freudian Slips spotlights irony in short story format.

February 07, 2006

As Far as the Eye Can See

-Last summer's view of the Atlantic Ocean from our cruise ship.

As the Royal Carribean cruise ship, Voyager of the Seas, sailed along the Atlantic Ocean at an impressive nautical speed, we were seated around an elegantly dressed table for our first sit-down dinner. Every family member welcomed the vacation and appreciated the premium seating near the huge portal windows. With nothing but deepwater surrounding us, the oceanic view became intoxicatingly endless. I longed for a glimpse of a dolphin or whale.

Our ten-year-old son Jimmy, made a startling revelation starboard side. A knee-jerk reaction propelled him to stand and move towards the windows. Jimmy pointed across the ocean. He beckoned his mother to come hither.

Jimmy shouted, “Hey, I see a Toys R Us store!”

Miles away from coastal commerce, a speck of that trademarked neon sign was indeed visible to the naked eye. As far as I can sea, that takes a trained eye.

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7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah! the magnificent world of the sea... and of marketing too!
chi

3:57 AM  
Blogger PaxRomano said...

Groucho said it best, "Out of the mouths of babes, oft time come germs".

5:10 PM  
Blogger Joe Tornatore said...

chi,
glad to see you back online.

Pax,
You quote Groucho more than anyone I know. Marx my word.

6:48 PM  
Blogger Merci said...

Ahem, would the cruise line for Voyager of the Seas not be Royal Caribbean??? I believe the Carnival Victory was the Carnival ship in our shared repertoire. But then, I've been known to be wrong...

7:24 PM  
Blogger Joe Tornatore said...

good pickup Merci. will change. caught me snoozing about the cruising.

8:33 PM  
Blogger Maidink said...

All children have hawk vision.

9:03 PM  
Blogger Joe Tornatore said...

Maid,
right you are. definitely a bird's eye view.

9:32 AM  

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