3.15.2006

:: boats and writing ::

I feel like there is this whole other life that happens to me because of writing. Like there are things you'd never know about me if I didn't write them. It made me think about boats and how much is under the water. It always kind of scares me to think about how huge a ship is below the surface, and how much of a person might be there too in the writing realm.

Then (this is not an inspired thought, but came next in the sequence) I thought: they must build ships out of the water. And at some point they must put them IN the water. I would love to be there to see that! Especially those giant box-ships that carry imported cars from Japan to much of middle-class-America's garage. So if anyone is going to a ship-in-the-water ceremony, let me know.

3 Comments:

Anonymous emilyw said...

Yeah, if you're out there please invite me too.

8:28 PM  
Anonymous Godfrey said...

Mandy,

I watched a show about cruise ships on the Discovery channel and they showed one in dry-dock (where they build and repair them out of the water). It was tremendous. They showed the captain of the ship walking beneath it (Underneath a cruise ship!) and it looked like he was going to cry. It was a pretty powerful image...

3:00 PM  
Blogger :: mandy :: said...

Godfrey? THE Godfrey L. Duke the Third?

I am honored that you are here. Especially since you add to my curiosity your knowledge... dry docks... I need to find one!

6:21 PM  

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