A Sufi teacher/boat-builder weaves thoughts on engagement, work and beauty while steaming and laying planks for the restoration of the oldest sailboat on the West Coast.
In “On Doing,” we see Bob Darr at work while hearing him expertly weave together thoughts on boat-building and work, multi-tasking and the Now, and Reality and Beauty.
These scenes are special not just for Bob’s presence but also for the images here of the hands-on restoration of FREDA - the oldest sailboat on the West Coast!
You can learn more about FREDA and its restoration here arqueschl.org/
Hafiz’s verses ask us to consider who we are. For we Americans, work is so often synonymous with who we are. “So what do you do?” is the first question we are usually asked on first meeting. So I wanted to find a way to talk about work and about Hafiz within the same story.
Look for more (from Bob and others) to come in the series!
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Here's what happens when an unskilled cinematographer (me) gets hold of a cheap video camera, tweezes the least boring bits from an ordinary day sailing, slaps together a bunch of shaky clips, and superimposes a dusty old song onto the overly compressed result.