30 August 2007

Memo from W.C.M.

Today, my pops and I were cruising the Cape Rosier, Maine, shoreline in search of a familiar bald eagle's nest when a mysterious bottle emerged from the crest of a wake on our vessel's stabboard side. We surfed this wake at approximately 3200 RPMs, and I couldn't help but notice the silhouette and a neatly wrapped note within. This is why I swiftly cut the wheel. It was so I could backtrack and grab this curious specimen of the sea.


The note wasn't unremarkable. A bloke/lass who goes by "W.C.M." lavished his reader with anxieties about impending high school and his/her recent break up with a certain Alan. "You dwell on something forever," says W.C.M, "and your life is worth nothing. There are other opportunities in your life."

"Don't expect your first close person will be with you forever," he goes on to say. "If that part just offended you, my deepest apologies are with you."

Thank you for the apology, W.C.M. We were offended, and deeply so.

According to the note, the message in a bottle was launched on August 28, 2007 from North Haven Island, Maine, about 8 miles due south from where it was recovered. And, yes, we will respond with a note in the very bottle from whence it came, as W.C.M. has requested.

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