I went boogieboarding today for the first time in over ten years. And I’m happy to report that the mechanics of wave, board, and timing haven’t changed much during that time. 🙂
It’s been a while since I’ve felt so small, being shoved around by faceless breakers and currents while trying to get out to where the waves curled a little higher and broke away from the gritty shore.
A scraped knee, sand in my hair, and salt in my eyes later, I can report: it was wonderful. (Boogieboarding, too, of course, but especially the feeling small part. Because it reminded me that Someone bigger, wiser, and more capable than me is taking care of me and the waves and the currents and, really, everything else.)