I am not sure why I haven’t touched on this topic before, maybe I have. After close to 5000 stories over 10 years, I am not sure anymore. Heck sometimes when I am doing some research on a story, I end up finding a story we wrote 8 years ago as a reference. Which of course terrifies me, since I know the amount of deep research I do.. Cough cough, EEESH. Hey, thank god for the comment section. We have all been saved by that many times. After all, I just bring up the topics. You fill them in. And today is just one of those days, except for one painful thing. There is no right answer. So it will do doubt swirl around in answers. And we will them judge what is the answer.
Is it a Sport? After all we sport about? Run about.. have Sportsman models, we race, we compete at shows, it does take some physical activity. There are trophies? Awards? If you don’t enter shows are you still sporting?
Is it a Hobby? Seems rather passive and whimsical. Never has felt serious enough for me. Building airplane models is a hobby. Pretty much anything you can buy at a hobby store is a hobby. Ahhhh, I remember those little stores. Gold mines of HO slot cars, little army men, Models, those small endless Testers paint colors.
Dang, I am having a wonderful flash back right now.. I recall my parents being mad the entire house smelled like a body shop! And so it started.
Or, are we a passion? Now this word is great, and maybe a bit much for some. If its a boat that’s been in the family since new and always part of the summer life, is it really a passion. Is that too much?
And even more deep is an entire culture, which I also struggle with. For some I suppose yes. I see lots of pals at boat shows across the country, and there fore I suppose that’s a culture.
Now I know some of you are going to say, it’s different things to different people. SHUT UP! That’s not a great conclusion here. I need passionate answers.