Wanting A Perfect Life Might Be 5% Off
The phrase “on an even keel” to me, means perfect balance. The little boat that is your life floating nicely, water line even on both sides — calm waters, sun shining.
Then I found this:
“…in fact a fore and aft draught which reads the same is the last thing any sailor wants. A ship which floats on a perfectly even keel can be almost impossible to steer.” — ‘Salty Dog Talk: The Nautical Origins…