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Drafted Into A Project — 30 Comments

  1. It’s funny…when I sense depression or ennui (see, I know French words too) setting in, I need to remember to build something. Building something, seeing physical (functional) accomplishments, is something we people person, artistic types, don’t get to do very often. It’s nice to write a good piece (or paint a picture) that people like, but to make something that actually has a purpose in our lives? Just another part of the complexity that I (I’m assuming you as well) am.

    Post pictures of the second project as well…(I have an abnormal amount of boat enthusiast friends who would read and comment).
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  2. This so reminds me of one of my favorite books–Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.
    “Peace of mind produces right values, right values produce right thoughts. Right thoughts produce right actions and right actions produce work which will be a material reflection for for others to see the serenity at the center of it all.”

  3. That’s excellent that your dad taught you all that. I’m learning it now both from Kevin and HGTV. 😉 I really enjoy fixing things, painting and building. I remember years ago learning to tape and spackle when we redid a practice space. I thought it was a blast. Very therapeutic too. Just something really productive to focus on that gives a great feeling of accomplishment. Sounds like a great thing to keep your spirits afloat. (see what I did there? har har)
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  4. I am a writer at heart – but I also love to use my hands and am starting a business that will revolve around my using my hands – to make things that are useful. I think it’s a great balance between cerebral and physical – and it’s nice to get lost in that kind of work – in a good way, like you did with the boat.

  5. Just an old plywood boat, 75 Johnson, electric choke.

    The picture of your boat reminded of that line from a country song. I’m glad you’re getting your hands dirty, the boats going to be even more special for it. 🙂
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  6. I think my husband and yours would get along famously. As I type this he is in our garage, painting the floor with some kind of special sealant and setting up a “laboratory” where he can do his projects. I know you’ve been feeling a little off lately with all the forced change and the job search. I’m so glad for you that you’ve been able to rediscover this part of yourself, and do something that makes you feel good. Can’t wait for pictures of that boat out on the water 🙂
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