Email This Page to a FriendLearning from Old-Timers — A Day with Fred in the Dolomites
September 19, 2013
Forgive me for going off center, because the video below doesn't have a boat in it.
But it does get right to the core of what Off Center Harbor is all about — featuring the most talented mariners, pioneers and craftspeople who have quietly mastered their discipline, in a small corner of the world, without fanfare.
When we join these people in their shops, and on their boats, we feel honored to be in their presence, and as we take the experience that they've shared with us and craft it into a short video, we feel a meaningful sense of accomplishment.
Others can then now follow in their footsteps, and know exactly how they built their boat, or how they sailed her, and why.
This video took me by surprise, and inspired me, as I think about how amazing it would be if there were a series of videos with Fred Beckey showing us all the "how" and the "why" of his climbing. That would be so valuable, to so many people, and help keep that circle of inspiration and knowledge spinning from old-timers ... to young whippersnappers ... back to old-timers ... and back to newbies ...
The video bothers me in a way, too, because every time I see it I'm reminded that I don't sleep on dirt enough.
Here's a link to Fred Beckey's obituary in the New York Times.
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