It probably is a past-life coming back to you. I've been reading the posts at the yah-oo "pastlifetherapy" group, and it seems like a lot of people have come back from the death camps in new bodies. The view is that, after dying in such a traumatic way, people want to return much sooner than otherwise.
When I was a kid, one of my favorite toys was a Texaco North Dakota oil tanker. The original of this ship was built at Newport News in 1954.
I love model ships and boats, and years later, I began a project to recreate these famous ships. I immersed myself in original builder's drawings for an entire summer, producing a large drawing that was used with an article I published in a modeling magazine. I'd watch the shipping reports for arrivals and departures of Texaco ships in my area, and try to photograph them.
My younger brother has picked up the project, and we've collected resource material to add even more to our knowledge. He's even built a web page to show off what we've done, and we'd ultimately like to produce a museum-scale model of our own.
I figured, there had to be a builder's model of the ship somewhere, and that was what we intended to copy. As it turns out, the model does exist, in a museum in Boston. It's beautiful, just like looking at the actual ship!
I did start a model of the North Dakota, not in museum scale, but slightly smaller. I never finished it, and the place where I live now doesn't really have space for model building.
- Response by chesterdad
, An Intellectual Guy, Male, 56-65, San Francisco