Nothing Lasts Forever – 347/365

Funny enough, I’ve had this idea to take a photograph of a paper boat on a puddle of water for some time now. Something a little absctract and out of place about it that I like. Its really symbolic too, it takes me right back to my childhood, and as the paper gets water logged and the boat starts to list, its a gentle reminder that nothing trully lasts forever.


That, is no bad thing though; the world evolves constantly as does everything in it. I can build another paper boat, and another and another, and maybe one day I’ll build on out of wood, so it lasts a little longer. Through the ages I can teach my children to build them, indeed I have already shown Livvy, so its Izzys turn next.

The paper boat really fits with photography I think, it has movement, it has reflection, drives emotion, tells a story and perhaps most improtantly, it is destined to fade away into a soggy mess – never to be seen again. Yes yes, I can make another boat like I’ve said, and I will, but it wonโ€™t be this boat sporting its livery of data analysis; I used some scrap paper of course, and this scrap of paper carried data I’d once analysed as part of a project in work.

Therefor, this little boat, sitting in our garden pond in the pouring rain, is utterly unique, only preserved by its photograph and my memory.


I played around with it a little too, blowing it across the water and using a longer exposure to capture its dancing movements. I have to say, it was a defiant little boat, and it went where it wanted to, not where I wanted it too. Thats fine with me, who am I to dictate the life of a short lived paper boat?

I hope you have a great weekend!

8 thoughts on “Nothing Lasts Forever – 347/365

      1. We were doing things when we were the young ones… lol… We still like to have fun and enjoy Christmas, no matter the age ! Who doesn’t ?

        Elvis is the One and Only ! And, also, has sung some wonderful Christmas songs.

        Nice to hear you’ re all having a wonderful time, Gav.

        Ps: I think i’ve told you before that you’re also a great writer, Gav.

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      2. I agree, we should all try and remain young at heart, why not!! ๐Ÿ˜„

        Thank you so much, I really appreciate that, I try and write some words to tell a little story and compliment the photographs, so glad you enjoy it! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

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