I’m sitting on a porch in Bradenton, in an over 55 community. It’s sunny and peaceful. It’s just too darn cold on the island, right now. I know! I know! It’s whatever degree up North, but I personally could care less how cold it is up north. Everything is relative and I’m a southerner and when it comes to certain things, like the weather, it’s about ME. OK?
I guess it’s the same for age too. When you’re younger, it might be difficult to recognize the intricacies of this trailer park. It’s been here for about fifty years and the trailers are OLD. But they are all kept up and added on too. It’s colorful and artistic. I wish some folks up in NE Florida would take the hint.
Resting on the porch this morning, I have had a chance to upload surf pictures to my Facebook page. I really enjoyed it.
Looking at these pics, I am impressed. This spot is tricky. The waves jack up and break over shallow water. I wouldn’t want to surf it. People who don’t surf, don’t really understand the difference of beach breaks, point breaks, ground swells and wind swells, wind direction, cold fronts, low pressures, reefs, where the waves originate, what it takes for them to break, peaks, short boards and long boards. And who is Kelly Slater? According to Lance Armstrong, he’s the world’s greatest athlete. I don’t really have the time to explain all of this important information. I don’t really know all that much anyway.
You only have so much time in life to learn what you want to know. And the more you know, the more you know that you don’t know.
None of us have a crystal ball to tell the future, but it’s predictable that if you don’t die, you will get older. And you don’t know what older really is til you get there. So no matter where you are on the continuum of life, be in the now.
Don’t worry and be happy.
5 thoughts on “Over 55”
My son-in-law comes from Ecuador. He’s a surfer and makes wonderful boards by hand. He has such an eye for line, beats me how he does it but, they are truly beautiful. Seems to me surfers live for surf. Know it and feel it , in a way non surfers cannot. I had a go at body boarding this week for the first time. Ok! I know it’s not the same! But it was fun. Thanks for reading my blog. I’ll get to writing the body boarding bit soon!
surfing is surfing! where’d you go out at? I think you would want to call that boogie boarding~and then there’s body surfing. When people live where there is a real surf culture-it’s all good!
Thanks, I’m put right about the terminology! If you only knew how frightened I was to begin with! After just a few days of Boogie boarding we were looking at surf in a completely different way.
So what is the difference between body surfing and boogie boarding?
uh~with body surfing you use your body and boogie boarding you use the boogie board. When I wrote surfing is surfing I think I just meant to express the enthusiasm of loving the ocean and being in it. I need to read on your blog. I’ve been a blog break for a few days.
no seriously, that was helpful! Thanks. Look forward to hearing more from your blog.