Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!


    Today Scott and I thought it would be fun to bring our Halloween spirit out to the line up with us. I wore a sorceress outfit (which was rather hard to paddle in since it had very long sleeves!) and Scott wore his Jack Skellington costume. 
Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Nonny Bird


    Sometimes your eyes are open but you are looking at the wrong things.
    My grandma Nonny died 5 years ago. I miss her all the time, but lately it hurts more. I spend my dreams looking for her. Scott told me to open my eyes and look at things differently. He said “I’m sure she is here with you still in some way. You just need to open your eyes and see her”. 
    As I sat in my parents’ backyard writing these words a blue bird landed on a bush in front of me. I’d never seen this kind of bird in Southern California before. 
Nonny loved birds.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Diverging Mystic Journey


    The sky breathed a thick mist on us as we paddled over cobalt peaks that rose and fell. My arms seemed too short to scratch into the dense waves. The take off was quick and steep, my head rapidly below my feet. Murky water surrounded me. 
     Away from my neighborhood the waves are unfamiliar, but exciting. Today now seems more dramatic than other days. It diverges from yesterday.