Thanksgiving Moon

The moon sets bright as

thin lines march from the crisp horizon

toward surfers playing faster

than tunes sung by a gull.

 

Slipping and slashing

they trade their tears

for a fast paced

backside beach break .

 

A single session sends

hatred under the bridge,

while winds of change

sweep clean a

purely present breath.

 

First find one,

then another.

 

PS.  Inspiration to write c/o Run Towards Each Other by Katherine Riegel

 

SUP with Presence

I paddled yesterday in conditions to my liking. The tide was low the wind was down, the waves were small and the crowds were gone. I caught a couple of waves, and those were fun, but the rest of the time I was sort of out of focus, off balance.

Enter yesterday’s post from Power of Presence titled “Paddle Barefoot – set your feet free!”.

The opening line “Paddle with an open heart and your mind will follow” gave me pause.  The whole post made me ponder adding breathing to my SUP outings.  And while bare feet are out of season for me, the whole notion of bringing a bit of consciousness to my paddling was refreshing.

I engaged with the author, and downloaded a paddleboarding guided meditation.  More on that when I’ve gotten waterproof audio gear.

 

WhatSup with Blogging 101?

It’s been a head’s down week at the WHAT SUP site.  Blogging instruction, blogging compatriots, blog posting, all to make a better blogging experience.  I even made a blavatar, which is the little square graphic that shows up in mysterious places, like the little N for Netflix.

So how do you end a week like this?  Stand Up Paddleboarding at sunset seemed so simple an answer, even though I spent a bit of time upside down.  Check it out.