May ,20 2015
Sailing Away

ivoryJust yesterday I ventured into the middle of Toronto to spend the day at the Royal Ontario Museum (or as we say the ROM). My love for museums has only grown as I've gotten older and I find it very peaceful strolling from gallery to gallery and exploring the displays and artifacts of the past. While I was walking through the Canada and First Nations peoples exhibit, I found one of my favourite pieces of the day which I must share. This boat, called the 'USS Boxer' (if you look close you can see the name on the side over the bow), was made by an unfortunately unknown Inuit artist and carved out of walrus ivory. The whole piece was probably only as large in diameter as a 13' MacBook but it caught my eye immediately in its intricacy. There is something about sea vessels that take me back to times spent by the ocean and the endless fantasies of sailing away to unknown adventures. And there goes the wanderlust side of me daydreaming again : ) Therefore, in spirit of sending you on an adventure today, I'm going to share one of my favourite quotes that I hope will inspire you.

"I keep sailing on in this middle passage. I am sailing into the wind and the dark. But I am doing my best to keep my boat steady and my sails full." -Arthur Ashe

xo Novellette

2 thoughts on “Sailing Away

    1. There was actually a second smaller one too that was made of wale bone and it was even more ornate. It’s amazing people can handcraft stuff like that! Thanks Randi :)

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