I have a fascination with history and all things past and sometimes present. I came across a Blank Vintage Retro Embossed Leather Bound Journal Notebook Diary for sale on eBay and I snatched it up. The only reason I truly wanted it was because the pirate information caught my eye. What a fun way to write down my daily thoughts while wondering about the pirate king of Somalia. After receiving my journal, I began researching this man of mystery. A real pirate (?) indeed.
I thought the pirate king was a pirate during days gone by but I was shocked (and disappointed) to read that until recently, he was a true to life, sea bandit who retired in 2013. I guess I’ve lived a sheltered life because I did not know such things existed today. I was really hoping to read of the past when I started my research, not of a pirate in this day and time.
I’ve since found many other embossed leather bound journals on eBay and I’m planning to get one for each of the sons and grandsons for Christmas. This time, I’ll purchase a blank journal. I would not want it perceived that I was encouraging piracy or any other acts of violence and disgrace by giving them a journal such as the one I received. I didn’t go into in-depth on my research nor will I on such a person as the pirate king of Somalia.
I have a little more knowledge of the world that I could have gone my whole life without wanting to know anything about, and which resulted from the curiosity of my purchase, but I was deeply troubled to realize that I own something of this said pirate. I have since decided to pack it away and leave it for the next generation to research.