Thank you again for your kind words in regards to my knighthood. Many of you asked what watch I wore or if I got a VC for the ceremony. Here is my dilema: the VC that is on my "goals to achieve" list is the Overseas Auto Date. In Australia, this watch is approximately $9000 AUD. Now for that amount of money, I can provide emergency shelter and bedding for about 300 homeless people!! I cannot justify the cost to myself when money is so short for my work and the need is so great. I believe in Alex's saying: "It's not a crime to be good to yourself" and I don't envy anyone who is or those who own VC's. It's just that my psyche is wired to service to humanity with everything I can. The only watch I own, my Doxa Seahunter, was won in a National Geographic Magazine contest and given to me as a present!
So the Doxa was worn proudly and joyously. Afterall, it's a fine watch and you don't see many(any?) orange face dive watches at an investiture ceremony!! This also is a reflection on my "go my own way and who cares what anyone thinks" personality.
I have sent my "VC wish" out to the Cosmos.......let's see what lands on my wrist!
Your comments graciously welcomed and accepted.
KIndest regards. Gary
This is the wisdom that humanity should have ! Bravo. Deniz