i learn so much from reading The Surfer’s Journal. new words; new ways of being alive. it’s taken me since september to get through 30.4. i’m not the same woman that i was when i started.

ARCANA: a deep secret; a mystery | specialized knowledge


OCEAN PEOPLE ARE DIFFERENT FROM LAND PEOPLE. THE OCEAN NEVER STOPS SAYING AND ASKING INTO EARS, WHICH DON’T SLEEP LIKE EYES. SOMETIMES OCEAN PEOPLE ARE GIVEN TO UNDERSTAND THE NEWNESS AND OLDNESS OF THE WORLD; THEN ALL MORNING THEY TRY TO KEEP THAT BOUNDLESS JOY LIKE A LITTLE SUN INSIDE THEIR CHESTS. THE OCEAN ALSO MAKES ITS PEOPLE KNOW IMMENSITY.

MAXINE HONG KINGSTON
This speaks to what I've recently come to love from the lakes - the different way it lets me rest and listen.I'm not coming with troubles to pour out and have pulled away from me. I'm coming to exist. To be still and alive and to listen. And let my words be few. 

morass: an area of low-lying, soggy ground;
something that hinders, engulfs, or overwhelms


P H R A S E S & R E S P O N S E S

“there’s more to the dream than empty reef passes.” – Whitman Bedwell

“the extremes between seasons . . .” – Whitman Bedwell

we all want to play in the ocean and dance on the waves. even Jesus walked on the water – maybe that’s why . . . maybe people were also meant to glide and fly . . . {me}

“there’s more to come from every direction.” – Whitman Bedwell

It’s all in the periphery of breaking waves.

Whitman Bedwell

take heart,
R.

C O M M E N T S

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