Retired, Rusty Relic: Still Useful

Watercolor & Gouache on Cold-Pressed (by Anthony Baker)

It’s just an old truck sitting in a field. It will most likely (almost guaranteed) never run the dirt roads of middle Georgia again.

But is it worthless? Good for nothing? Useless?


If nothing else, it inspired this painting – and this post 🙂

What about when people are unable to run the roads like they used to? What about when the old, broken-down, rusty relics from a different era can’t haul the load, only sit where they’re planted?

Are THEY useless?

It’s sad if you think so.

How much is inspiration worth?


Filed under art, hobbies, Life/Death, old age, maturity

10 responses to “Retired, Rusty Relic: Still Useful

  1. I just retired, I relate. People kind of treat you that way without thinking about it. The church does as well “(a nice retired couple just moved back home…that’s nice)”

  2. Ha Ha! Of course useful! At least, for my own sake I pray so. 🙂

    So far, I am refusing to retire. We’ll see how that goes.


  3. #doctortee

    Absolutely true. Many of us are rusty relics of the past. We have trouble relating to the “young generation”. We have trouble adapting to evolving technology. We have trouble understanding this “new” way of doing things. But, we still have something to offer. We have knowledge, wisdom and experience.

    “Good judgement comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgement.” Will Rogers

  4. pretty good job on the painting. it takes a lot of rough looking paintings to get to the stage where things look good. Its a good job and will only get better. I find the same with playing piano. While God spans the heavens and lives infinitely he obviously had a flare for painting. So you could say, you take after him.

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