I know I have expounded on this subject from time to time. So please excuse me for a second..minute.. again. The spirit of real is real. A soul can be part of anything. Our brains do most of the work, but it is a real thing. Scientifically real? No. But neither are humans. We are a perfect blend of emotion and chemistry. That is the magic of living beings. Okay what triggered this Matt?
The other day while working on the Double Secret Project X, I was faced with some real life testing on my vision. It’s old, obsolete, and will be a pain in the ass to work around with and insure. But it’s all part of this things life. It’s history is the soul of its life who am I to change it, for the better? Or is that worse?
Different cultures feel differently about this. So it’s a subjective thing I suppose in many ways. In Japan for example there is a huge ancient door way to a palace. Been there for over 700 years. Yet i’s replaced over and over again, and yet considered the original. This could be a cultural thing, which might explain the auto business there that uses original designs and makes them in mass. And it’s not considered a design rip off. Where as in England lets say, the original door on a pub is in fact that original wood. Never changed, maybe repaired.. Same in Germany if it wasnt blown up. Germany is very keen on leaving the scars out there to be felt. And I suppose in the end of this subjective debate, feelings is what its all about. Hit it Morris!
Okay, we are back.. So what in the hell does this topic have to do with boats? For God’s sake Matt it’s too early in the AM to go into deep thoughts. Just show a dam boat and tell its story. Well, that’s the point here. The boat has a story and in my book, as valuable as the boat itself. ThAYER IV, YIP YAP, and countless others out there. Your Grandfathers boat you can’t find. Or did, and spent your kids college fund restoring. WHY? Because emotion, love, and history are the best part of life. And nothing has it more than a Woody Boat! NOTHING! Okay , maybe a Teddy Bear. Which by the way I sent to England to be restored after one of my dogs ate it. Yes England! GOO GOO lives!
And yes, I just noticed the similarity. Good lord, we live our lives in patterns and circles.