October 06th, 2022
Ships in the harbor
I turned 60 this past May, if I've learned learned nothing else in life or about life it would be safe to say that I am nothing more that a kid in a grown ups body doing grown up things, but still having child like passions. I do the responsible things like pay bills, meet appointments, be at events that are important, I've learned to play the part well.
There remains deep within me a not very well hidden child.
The child within, while mostly hidden, creeps out from time to time when I can get away. What young boy isn't fascinated with big ships? The sheer size of them, I mean, when you see them in photos or on television, for those who still watch television, they are bigger in real life. In fact they are massive! I don't watch football so I have no idea how many football fields they length is but I imagine it's a couple at least. On some occasions, more lately than I've seen in years here in the Port of Oshawa, there may be two or even three tied up to the docks. They stand like massive structures that dwarf the buildings they flank. The dock forklifts are nut tiny Tonka toys compared to these great tubs!
even if it's just a Life is short, there's only so much time to do the things we really love to do. We devote so much of our precious time to the responsibilities we saddle ourselves up with. Before you know it you are making retirement plans and you're lucky if your health is up to the activities you have been saving up for years to fulfill. Or maybe you are waiting for someone in your life to get there so you can enjoy together. That is noble of you but chances are the people in your life have other plans.
Seize the moment while you have it to live. There's no time like the present and you should take every moment you can, even if it's an hour here or an hour there. Take that hour to drive out of your way, go to the dock, go to the forest, go to the diner, the cafe, the movie. Whatever it is, go!
Let the child within breathe and live from time to time. It's worth it.
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This sketch above became this finished painting below
The Pine Tree Painter.
How did I become known as the Pine Tree Painter? You could say I paint a lot of Pine Trees, that would be true. I paint a lot of other things too, but Pine Trees, Spruce Trees, Birch and others seem to be a continuous string in what i do. I just like the way they stand there like a custodian of the land. or a greeter to nature. So, I continue down the path with the Pine Tree Painter name on my head, It's ok.