Today, I was going through some older videos I recorded. I came across this one listed below and found a need to share. After last nights discussion on the Maritime Woodworker's Shop Talk - show. I mentioned why (upon one of the questions from a member on the panel) I have started uploading videos to YouTube. Now this was related to the subject of woodworking and such, but I wanted to share a little more in depth reasoning.
The truth is, I have a passion. That passion involves preserving the moments and memories that capture all that forms life. Whether it is in the experience, object or passive communication there needs to be some form of preservation. I don't necessarily feel the need to do so with a camera but rather with ideas, thoughts and conversations. These can be even snapshots taken with my mind.
So, here is an example of a day that I spent with my son fishing. He was excited to be out on our little wooden boat trolling for sharks and octopus. I do think at the moment he was more in to wanting to just see his Rocket Fishing pole fire off the bobber just as they showed on television. In the end, this was a memory and moment neither he or I will ever forget. More importantly, the preservation of video and the act of just spending time with him will grow on to be passed to his kids one day. If for nothing else, the video is a testament that one should take a few moment to actually spend time with their kids and teach them a few moments that they can preserve later in life. -- Thanks for watching.!