Saturday, June 29, 2013

surf sesh

The Sun
by Mary Oliver

Have you ever seen
in your life
more wonderful
than the way the sun,
every evening,
relaxed and easy,
floats toward the horizon
and into the clouds or the hills,
or the rumpled sea,
and is gone--
and how it slides again
out of the blackness,
every morning,
on the other side of the world,
like a red flower
streaming upward on its heavenly oils,
say, on a morning in early summer,
at its perfect imperial distance--
and have you ever felt for anything
such wild love--
do you think there is anywhere, in any language,
a word billowing enough
for the pleasure
that fills you,
as the sun
reaches out,
as it warms you
as you stand there,
or have you too
turned from this world--
or have you too
gone crazy
for power,
for things?

 It's summer. And I am in love with the sun, with the ocean, with the waves. I love the way the salt dries on my skin, and gets all itchy. I love the way my eyeballs feel when I've been looking at the glaring horizon for waves for over and hour. I love the way I get surf wax all over my toenails. I love wearing three different bikinis in one day.

 And I love that the south swells are here! I'm happy to say I've been surfing three times this week. I'm getting a good hit of sun and salt on the south side, which also means I get my fix at Choice Health Bar in Lahaina, yum.

heading out with good friends
my ninja suit
plenty of waves for everyone

The green buzz acai bowl was the perfect pick-me-up after a morning in the waves

Acai, bananas, berries, spirulina and coconut. Topped with granola, banana goji berries, and bee pollen.
Choice Health Bar in Lahaina Maui, check em out!

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