American Dreams and Boats
Boats can be heartbreakers, especially when the owner adds up the cost. Boats also afford a thrill, a sense of adventure, a chance to take measured risks.
The American Dream can be a heartbreaker, too, when its fulfillment is postponed indefinitely, with no pay-off in sight. Some folks have given up dreaming an American Dream -- they think it's hopeless. My theory is: pursuing our dreams gives us a thrill. It's an adventure in which we grow. Taking the risk that it won't be fulfilled exactly as we envision it is a measured risk that's worth taking.
A beauty, still in its winter coat.
A gorgeous wooden boat. Look at those lines!
Same boat, different angle.
Same boat. The well in the cockpit is barely big enough for a few pairs of sunburned legs. But oh, the thrill of watching a sunset and a moonrise while eating dinner with the crew!
An historic house just outside the Fort Rachel Marina.
A former factory in Mystic, CT, converted into luxury condos with a view of the Mystic River.
You could look out the window of your condo to see how your boat is doing.
Another view of the condos.
I'd rather look out at my sailboat than a power boat, any day!