Friday, July 04, 2008

Above, a pretty well-known photo of three fishermen, in my hotel room; the middle one (glared out a bit by my camera flash) is holding a fish head; below, "Boat Building", a wood sculpture by Kevin Coates in Newfoundland Crafts Gallery. With the decline of the cod fishery and the closing down of many remote villages, a whole way of life is becoming a museum piece: I'm afraid it will be sentimentalized into folk nostalgia.

One of our entourage bought this funny T-shirt over there that said: "Give a man a fish, and he'll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he'll sit in a boat and drink beer all day."


Anonymous said...

I like their culture and their habbits....drink bear and catch a fish. Good philosophy.


Brian Campbell said...

That's beer.