Over the past couple weeks we here at WoodyBoater have tried to make this a place to step away from the gloom and doom. And to help support our community in anyway we can. Humor, a helping hand, financial support, and most importantly an escape. Without being tone deaf and showing people having fun on their boats. It’s a fine line. Sometimes I cross it, and sometimes it gets boring since its the same crap everyone is talking about.
We have not buried our heads in the sand for sure. In my real life, I have been working 24/7 on messaging for this issue for my clients. How to be clean, how to be safe etc. In fact I am writing this at 4AM after being on a group email chat about business.
Yes I got taken to task on this image.. Yes, the above image.. WTH?
WoodyBoater, you, and your nutso comments are my escape. And some are nutso off line, in emails… YIKES…. I am writing this not as a job, or chore, but a release. NOT A TROY RELEASE! A Jaxon release..
And so I decided, for better or worse to capture the real emotion that our boating embodies. Escape from reality. It’s a necessary thing. You can’t sit in a corner of the room and be scared 24/7. You need a break for your sanity, you need to stay home, and stay safe. And what better than to go out and work on your boat. No one wants to be around you anyway when you are varnishing, and repairing.
I will add, that of all the communities I know of, this one, us, here, the ACBS and The Antique Boat Museum, we have a unique ability to push through crappy times. Think about it. We love old wood boats. OLD CRAPPY IN BARN ONES. Boats that sink, breakdown, smell, cost, require constant attention, and yet, we keep going.. WHY? because our boats are metaphors of life.
Good comes with bad, And most importantly, bad comes with good! We are in the bad now, and no matter what happens. It will be good again. make the best of it. It’s okay to laugh, joke and go for a ride if you need it. Take time to smell the varnish. Take time to do the things you never have time for. Because, now you do.
For your enjoyment to know I do have a heart. Here is a video I made for the Boatress and her business. It captures all our heartfelt feelings.