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Long Time but not Long Gone

sunny 83 °F

So it's been awhile since I wrote anything but work over the holidays was a bit on the time consuming stressful side. Later I may say something of such.

But I want to say how amazing a day it was today. The kind of day that made you glad to be somewhere completely unfamiliar and exciting.

My roommate had just come back from teaching and he remarked how in the distance he saw snowcapped mountains. Kind of an apathetic "crazy" came from my lips when your thinking, "well I got worked to do on this typical overcast day." He said he was going to the roof in passing as my friend David and I worked on restringing my guitar. We have a roof we can go on?! Yeah, that's right. Been here this long and I don't know we have roof. Immediately, I became pretty excited. From the top, the sun blazed across the blue sky illuminating everything around us. We could see the green lush mountains towering over our valley, and peeking over a few peaks in the distance were the snow covered mountains. It's cool to rise above the city streets and get a new perspective about where you live.

My roommate, Bryce, and my friend David weren't planning on going anywhere because they had Church in a few hours. It only took a few minutes, though, for Ferris Beuller's spirit to ignite and say, "Guys. We can't waste a day like this. Are you Insane! I have all this other stuff to do, but I think this is God telling us to get our butts out there. In fact, I think he would consider it a major sin not too." And yes. There's nothing more holy than packing up your scooter, heading to the beach, grabbing a surfboard and playing in the waves.

Bright rays, good waves, and actually getting up on the board made for an awesome day. I caught some whitewater runs and now I think I caught a little bit of the surfing bug. That whole EMPTY! beach was mine and the waves kept coming in quick for non-stop action. I gotta say that the feeling was like being in Six Flags with all the roller coasters roaring. They're just calling to you to come play. The best part? No ones there so you have no lines. None of that, "let's wait for an hour for each ride. We caught 3, ohhh, look at the time, park closed." (I think we all understand Clark Griswald at that point).

I wish I could have stayed all day. I did have a lot I needed to do so responsibility tore me from the waves. I don't that will happen again. Empty Waiao beach? Thats something to be taken advantage of. Something maybe all responsibility should have been told to take a hike. Maybe I should have just picked up everything I have, rent a hut next to the beach, and never leave from that day forward.

Yeah. Looks like I got a monkey on my back. But sometimes its good to have something that can tear you away from the reason of life. Something, that as you grind at the monotonous, pulls at you and replenishes the well from which you flow. A good run is nice but it takes effort to get it going. This. This riding the wave. It takes more effort not to get going. Oh but work tomorrow... Eh Hem..... I think I feel something coming on....

Posted by bricker119 23:00 Archived in Taiwan Tagged living_abroad

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Glad to see you're back, Brick. Sounds like an awesome day at the beach! Why was no one there? Just good fortune?

BTW, the fact that you didn't realize you had a roof doesn't surprise me one bit.

by Luke_H

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