Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Finding Joy In Boogie Boarding
I knew…. I’ll Ride You As long as I could.
First time I got a boogie board
I did not know what to do
I looked around
As the wave started to form a huge crest, I docked down,
When I went back up the water
A kid was smiling at me, said, “hi”
He said, “it’s fun! So much fun!”
Then, a huge wave approached
Gigantic for a first timer like me
Who was used to calm seas
The kid told me, “take it, take it!”
I wanted to ask “how?”
As he positioned himself towards the beach
So did I
Then, in an instant,
I felt the wave lifted me high
So high I could see the world below me
Scared that the wave would crash me down
I hold on tight to the nose of my board
Before I knew it, I was sliding down the wave
Feeling its power, riding its speed
I did not know what happened next
But after the ride, the boy was right next to me
Asked me, "are you okay?"
With a BIG GRIN, I said, “Yes, I am!”
Responding with another big grin, he said,
“Glad you took it, SO MUCH FUN! RIGHT?”
I said, “right!”
Before he left me,
To paddle out past the breaking waves again
He gave me another comforting smile,
That kid, maybe sent by my guardian angel in the sea
To let me find out about the joy,
Of being One with the Wave
From then on… I knew….
I’ll Ride The Wave as long as I could.
Links that may be helpful if you are planning to go boogie boarding, for the first time.