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R-A-D #268 9/25/2010 "White sail" | by Maria Apostolou
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R-A-D #268 9/25/2010 "White sail"

When I first saw this piece from Sara's RAD Pack, it reminded me of the boats that we were making with walnuts when we were kids. As I was making the boat and thinking about the type of sail that I would use, I remembered the myth of Theseus and the minotaur:

After killing the monster, Theseus returned home to his father, the king Aegeus, but he forgot to change to white sail, as he had promised to his father. When Aegeus saw the black sail, he thought his son was dead and committed suicide by throwing himself into the sea. The sea would be named Aegean after him.

This part of the myth always saddened me, I couldn't understand how he could be so stupid to forget to change to white sail!.....and this is why I decided to put white sail on this boat.

Of course there's more to this story than my childish brain could process back when I was in school and there's a reason why things evolved the way they did.

More on Theseus and the myths around his life over here.

Also my blog post about the RAD pack over here.

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Taken on September 25, 2010