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Daily Prompt: Surface

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annboatfeetThe boat is a late 80’s model Chris Craft beauty. She’s got a 350, 8 cylinder GM OMC under the cover and they don’t make them like this anymore. Tan with red and black seats, we get grandfathered in to carry twelve across the water.

And we carry.

Took it up to 50 last Saturday morning,  cut through the glass of the water, broke the surface with the bow raised,  just to fly, to leave the world behind for a little while, engine opened up with a throaty laugh at the shore, a cry into the dawn that asks for applause rather than pity.

The boat has all the friends on the lake. She is the head-turner. Parked on the lift or anchored into the sandbar the stares are not for my bikini-clad self. The appreciation for the simplicity of power, for the care and keeping of an aged machine, the subtle value of going old-school, whatever it is, the draw to the boat brings an energy exchange that sparks conversation and brings waves of recognition.

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We are known. We are seen. We are what others are not. And this is the way we like it. 

#for Reticent Mental Property. Daily Prompt participant. August 12, 2016

 

 

10 comments on “Daily Prompt: Surface

  1. Marty
    August 11, 2016

    Hmmm … i like to think a voyeur would say “Look at that boat … and what comes with it!” … the latter in reference to your ” bikini-clad self”.

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    • Ret MP
      August 11, 2016

      of course you find your focus on those triangles, Martay. I know you well.

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      • Marty
        August 11, 2016

        Indeed Ret! You can’t teach an aged, old-shool machine new tricks

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        • Ret MP
          August 11, 2016

          well…that depends on the tricks…you are someone i consider to be motivate-able

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  2. distantshipsmoke
    August 11, 2016

    Well expressed, Ret
    I know exactly how you feel, I’ve had similar feelings that I’ve written about.

    https://distantshipsmokeblog.wordpress.com/2015/08/10/regina/

    But the bikini would attract me, too. But a Chris Craft! Oh the Mahogany!

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  3. Mr Modigliani
    August 12, 2016

    I am quite sure, in fact I know, that both you and the boat were head turners. Also, I think there is a beauty in the metaphor here that should be appreciated.

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    • Ret MP
      August 12, 2016

      Knowing you are man of boats and women I must also accept your opinion in this matter of appreciation. Thank you, M.

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  4. Mrs Fever
    August 12, 2016

    What you’ve expressed here finds a sister-opinion in me, substituting your Chris Craft for vintage American muscle cars, and minus the bikini. 😉

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    • Ret MP
      August 12, 2016

      People are connecting with the horsepower here…nothing wrong with that!

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