All throughout your formative years, you were surrounded by bodies of water. Lakes, rivers, ponds, creeks—you were practically raised on a boat. You had baby-sized Sperrys. You drank your first beer "down on the docks."
Then, you grew up and moved to a city. Even if the city is near water, waterfront views are reserved for rich people. You are not a rich person. You live in a tiny apartment and the only water you see is the puddles of rain water collecting in the trash courtyard your living room windows look out to.
You dream of living on a lake again. To wake up and see water. You'd even compromise and live near a lake. Or a river. Or a pond. Or a fucking water park, at this point. You're desperate. That's why you flip your shit when you see something like these Norquay Co Paddles ($200). They're beautiful—impeccably designed, and make you feel rustic and nautical again. You find yourself BEGGING your girlfriend if you can please, please, PLEASE buy two of these and hang them over your bed in a criss-cross fashion, essentially turning your bedroom into some version of a cabin/summer camp bunk house.
Go on, do it. It'll be worth it.