Grabbing the World by Brian Hancock

Grabbing the World“I hopped back into the car and drove to the local supermarket. In a few minutes I had picked up some bread and cheese and a bottle of good wine. I stopped next door and bought a knife, plate and a decent glass and headed back to the grave. Dad may be gone but that did not stop me from having lunch with him. I spread a towel on the ground and pulled the cork on the wine. Three hadeda’s flew overhead making a racket as they came in for landing. I looked around for the monkeys but they were lying low. I poured myself a glass of wine and tipped a little onto the soft dirt alongside the grave. “For you Dad,” I said. “Cheers.”
Most of the bottle was gone when the monkeys arrived. I was just dozing off in the warm sun when I heard them chatter. They were in the trees beyond the graveyard staring down at me with their large, inquisitive eyes. I tossed the remains of my baguette their way and gave my Dad the remains of the wine. I felt at peace. The noise in my head had subsided, replaced by calm.”

About brian

Brian is the author of seven books including the international best seller Risk in Being Alive revised and released again in 2010 as Grabbing Life. Some of his earlier books are out of print or were available as vanity press for the client. The book, Winning Spirit, a lovely coffee table book for England's BG Group was about their winning effort in the 2000/01 Global Challenge race around the world. His definitive book on sails and sail technology, Maximum Sail Power will be available as an electronic download later this year. There are three books in the Grabbing Series; Grabbing Life is a rewrite of Risk in Being Alive with more stories added. Grabbing the World is a memoir that centers around the creation of the Portimão Global Ocean Race, a new circumnavigation race for small boats. Grabbing the Dream is a work in progress. The subtitle, An Inspirational Guide to Living a Charmed Life, says it all.
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