Monday, March 23, 2015

Wilson the Castway

Does this remind you of anyone you know?

How about Wilson the basketball companion of Tom Hanks in the movie Castway?

He is a bit sturdier than he was in Castway but he still has a friendly face.

I found Wilson had "washed up" on shore in Port Aransas the first morning I went to the beach. Wilson had some rough nights in the wind, rain and tides but he had friends. Everyday I'd see someone putting him back together and taking a picture of him. One morning I talked with him and put his valentine back in place. I asked him if Tom Hanks was a nice guy. He waved his hand and kept on smiling. I wonder if he is still there.


  1. Wilson reminds me of the approach to the Oakland bridge in Berkeley in the '70's. In the marsh lands there in the bay, folk artists would create amazing things of bits of driftwood, trash, and other stuff that were close cousins to Wilson.

    Unfortunately, the Bay Area is now more about money than lifestyle, but your post reminds me of more relaxed days.


    Kim G
    Boston, MA
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