CF04 | lessons from the waves

I. Spontaneity. Important decisions on impulse.

Some folks demand that we exist in a slow dance with destiny. Or is it that we alone choose our every outcome?

II. We paddle much more than we surf.
(concept credit: Hugh Stott)

By paddling out, we place ourselves within the destiny of catching one.
We paddle more. We might surf.

Do surfers exist? or ought they rather more aptly be called surf chasers?

III.
We wash away
We wash on shore again

IV. Be selective. Some choices will slap you. hard.

V. Timing is everything.

VI. Like the currents and the tides, we are highly transitory. We are completely temporary beings, yet the soul & spirit persist.

VII. We are capable of currents of thought; a current of thought being an extension of a glimpse that lasts through and connects several glimpses and may extend through days, months or years. This allows one to pattern beautifully, without becoming too distracted and unwelcomingly chaotic.

VIII.
Chaos can be divided into
that which is welcome
and that which is not.
It is a fine line
and changes with the tide.

IX.
A wave is tension.
A critical apex of forces.
Fluid + solid.
In + out.
Air + water.

X. The waves are always better just down the way. Free beer tomorrow. Is greener grass better?

XI. Drift! The seas aren’t going anywhere.

XII. “Paddle with all your heart.” _Tucker Garrison

XIII. The waves will destroy your pride.

XIV. Point the thing where you think it should go and ride.

XV. Beach bums survey the high tide mark for treasure to supply primal gatherer instinct.

XVI. Like snowflakes, no two waves are alike.