This past August I was fortunate enough to be able to work with a great film maker Wray Sinclair for the Boatress on this very sweet video, which is planned on becoming a series. The boat was built back in the early 60’s for Emory’s father by fellow Woody Boater George Butler’s father here in Reedville VA. HIAWATHA is a local favorite boat. She was used to go to Palm Beach Fla every winter and went on many a fishing trip here in Fleeton and Reedville. By the way, Reedville is the big town to Reedville.
But slowly as we were developing the short film, we found that the boat became a metaphor for a larger story. A human truth, that true joy can be found where you are, not someplace else. The time you spend chasing happiness, is time you can’t get back.
The same can be said for our boats. It’s not really about the boat, but our relationship with the boats. Please enjoy this short film.