Surfing’s one of the few sports you look ahead to see what's behind L.H❤️
Today I surfed for the first time in a long while. The day is smeared all over me and my shoulders have begun to fold under the weight of misunderstanding. It’s Friday the ocean is grey like my mood. My week has left me a little broken, a little wary. The lightness sucked from my bones and smeared down my face in frown lines. There are no smiles here. My eyes begin to spill over and I wonder if it’s my heart emptying the last of me back into the ocean. I continue like this in the steady hum of rolling waves, my face slumped into my chest. I think back over the events that caused me to flee here, a place that answers all my unspoken pleas. A collection of little perceived slights my mind has deemed red flaggy that tallied up and closed my heart. In the corner of my eye, a white crane dances along the horizon, casting shadows on the inky water below. It glides effortlessly through the expanse, it’s wings trusting in what it cannot see, only feel. As my face is set aflame by the setting sun I think-- this is the answer.
My mood shifts with the thought and is now full of possibility. Wonder. Hope.
I realize, there are millions of ways to express love but really only one way to experience it. And that’s to let it in. To surrender to it. To trust in the invisible thing that carries you toward it. I watch now this majestic bird, with wings that reach to infinity and work in tandem to carry it great distances. An enigma really, but just like love. And I think. In order for love to work it not only has to be surrendered too but taken responsibility for. Like the wings of a crane, each partner is responsible for their half. And together in tandem they soar or crash.
Cuán fácil es caer en las múltiples sensaciones que causa el amor. Desde los tópicos hasta las mazmorras. Queremos y lo hacemos verbalmente, "quiero, quieres, quisiera". Todo el tiempo, a cada rato. Es muy sencillo sucumbir a las infinitas pautas de las mismas, que también vienen verbalizadas. Sucumbimos a los miedos, todo el tiempo, a cada rato. A veces las mazmorras suben las escaleras, y no llaman a la puerta; "pienso, piensas, pensaría".
Qué fácil, caer, llamarlo amor
Quiero y no puedo
Piensas y pienso
Todo el tiempo
A cada rato
I’ve been making a few Pens lately and started to feel guilty today. Pencils have feelings too!! So what did I do?? Yep...made 2 Mechanical Pencils! They are known as the Long Wood Style Pencils. They turned out well enough for my 2 daughters to each claim one already😀! Well...at least I have pictures to remember them by😊
I don’t even know what to say. My dad has been a Lakers fan since the 80s and baptized me in Purple & Gold from day one. @kobebryant was for me what Magic Johnson was for my Dad. Growing up in Indiana playing Basketball is not an option but a necessity. The guy we all looked up to & admired was Kobe. Nobody worked harder & nobody had the killer instinct like him. So many memories of knowing that when #8 or #24 stepped on the court, you had the best chance in the world to bring home a championship. Kobe lived a life even at 41 that most people will never live but the hardest pill to swallow is that Gigi hadn’t even started life yet & had so much promise. Losing the both of them today is just too much to comprehend and the fact I never got to thank him for all the influence is something I’ll have to do now. Thanks for everything Kobe! Thanks for memorializing my childhood. I’ll never forget running down the hallway screaming as a 7 year old when Kobe lobbed to Shaq to close out going to the Finals in 2000. My heart and prayers are with Vanessa & the girls. I pray for solace, some form of peace and understanding for the Bryant Family. Such a sad sad day. Prayers to the family of the those lost on the helicopter that we will never hear their names. #ripmamba#kobebryant#lakers#ripkobebryant#losangeles#prayers#love#passion#persistence#mambamentality#mambaout#mamba#writing#storyteller#allstar#champion#nba#basketball#nbabasketball#friends#family#hugs#hearts#smiles
Never give up. Never give in. Keep setting goals. Keep working towards them. You are limitless and full of potential. There’s nothing you can’t achieve. No dream is too big, keep reaching higher. Don’t let anyone deter you from what you want especially yourself. #ascendingup