Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Stuff of Fantasy

The early stages of the Quixotic last year.

Last Friday, I dropped by the boat shop and heard Adam Green, the founder and Executive Director of Rocking the Boat, a Bronx-based boat building and rowing program aimed at New York City youth. After showing a video about their programs, Green talked about how they build their boats (they go into the woods and cut down a tree, which is fucking awesome) and rowing in the Bronx River (something I need to do still). Then it was onto the Q&A.

Someone asked Green how he got pulled into he world of boats and the water.

"Boats are the stuff of fantasy," he answered. He went on to talk about how people feel there is a barrier between land and water and how he wants to get rid of that feeling. What a great quote.