dready art canal boat 24×16
at the confluence of the forth-clyde canals, at a place called falkirk, in scotland, stand two massive stainless steel horse head sculptures, the kelpies … they are absolutely, completely amazing.
simpler things, equally beautiful, sit on the canal, equally cool …
it was raining, little misting rain; we were on our way from perthshire to edinburgh; i was wondering if this would be the last summer together with the children, they getting big now, going their own ways – at least emotionally – wanting to do their own things.
it was a moment …
and in that moment this boat, against the far bank, caught my imagination … and metaphorically, at least now, looking back at it, it suits the moment – this idea of potentially setting sail.