From a Box Brownie, to the latest digital gear, it is all just tools, or a means of stating who we are, at various points in time. The sophistication of our images has more to do with our personal growth, than the equipment that we acquire along the way.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Of Tugboats and People....
One of the things I enjoyed doing the most when just a kid, was riding my bike up to the Humber Arm on the Bay of Islands, and sitting for an hour or more sometimes, to watch the tug boat haul the very large "booms" of logs down to the Bowater's Pulp and Paper mill in Corner Brook, where they were transformed into newsprint, and shipped all over the world. Then I also liked to watch the tugs at the mill docks nudge and haul the large boats into place where they would tie up, and proceed to take on the large rolls of newsprint. I was so proud, because I knew my Dad was working at the mill, and helping all of this to happen.....Today, I watched again as this small but very powerful tugboat pushed this laker up the Detroit River against the flowing ice and current. Tugboats have always reminded me of the little people who work behind the scenes, and help make important things happen. They are often overlooked in the overall scheme of things, but without them....well, things very often do not function nearly as well. Here's a salute to all of the sturdy little tugboats and hardy little people who operate them, and almost everything else also.