However, after seeing this program in HD on teevee a few years back, I was a tad enamored with the idea of surfing.
Narrated by Jeff Bridges and with some beautiful exotic scenery, it made surfing and the surfer lifestyle seem like something I may enjoy, if not peripherally. Listening to the surfers speak in their poetic way about being one with the wave and all that gave me a greater zeal to try it. Although I am not the most disciplined person nor dexterous, I wondered if the palms and mountains of surf locations would be at least good for the soul.
I'd put the idea out of my mind until the other day when I ran into a skater who was nursing an injury. I told him about "Chasing the Lotus" and how surfing and skating had a common origin. He told me that I should try it with the old adage, "You're not getting any younger". So I started thinking of it again. I looked at a few sites with classes in surfing began to imagine which of my friends I would want to join me (those who could stand the sight of me hanging ten in a skintight Body Glove outfit).
So anyway, this came in the mail today and proved to me that maybe I should either do this before I get older or just hang it up. Please, scroll down with caution:
No really, that's an actual ad. And from a good company, too. Personally, if I wanted a silver-headed, spiritual surfer to lure me into some trip, it would be this one: