Message in a Bottle

I could send a message in a bottle and someday it would get somewhere. The danger is that it might be intercepted somewhere along the way – before it left shore or passing innocently by. It might get caught up in a storm and get bashed along some rocks. Messages in bottles cannot see lighthouses. It might bob along next to a boat, keeping a lone sailor compnay and making friends along the way. Maybe it would get used to the warm Mediterranean and contract hypothermia when it hit the Atlantic. What if it doesn’t fit through the Straits of Gibraltar? My bottle would get confused navigating the islands in this sea, but it would enjoy their often and spontaneous appearance. The Atlantic would be vast and lonely, a never-ending tempest of fierce waves and wind.
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