I find myself drawn to very unusual things at times. Things that people would typically pass by without a second thought harken me like a siren’s song. These things cannot be ignored or overlooked. I can stand there and study these things, usually trying desperately to think about the life they have led, and the things they have seen and done. In today’s post we are going to take a close look at one such thing, an old forgotten wooden boat named “The Seeker”.
No one can possibly argue that this boat wasn’t last moored here. No anchor is required, even in the most blustery conditions it is highly unlikely that “The Seeker” will break free of it’s mooring and head out to the open ocean. So, how did it get here? What was it’s life? And why is it now sitting here in a farmers field completely forgotten and forlorn?
While we have no certain answer to any of these questions, there is one indelible fact that can be noted here. That is, the beauty that is found in this weathered object and all the questions it creates.
At one time this boat had beautiful lines. A classic design for a boat of this type, it looks like it fared it’s share of weather on the open waters that encircle Vancouver Island. At some point, something failed and it’s life was cut short.
In some ways this scene serves as a metaphor of sorts for all of us as we age. Time is one of the factors that cannot be changed, cannot be slowed down, and most certainly cannot be reversed. Unless, of course, you have a DeLorean Time Machine from Back to the Future. I understand those are difficult to come by.
What do you see when you find something like this? Do you even stop and notice, or is this immediately regarded as a bit of refuse that warrants no attention? Please do share your thoughts below, we’d love to know your impressions.