Today I am a surfer riding a wave
Thats me, on the magical blue curve, with spray blowing in my face.
The exhausting struggle to catch the wave; the exertion to stand up and balance, over for now -
I'm still braced, still "in it" but now there's breathless expectation for the rest of the ride.
Whatever it brings.
Life is the ultimate adventure
And an adventure, by definition, includes times when everything threatens to fall apart.
Without those times, life would be a monotone
An aimless amble, going nowhere, with nothing to get your pulses racing.
I'm not saying I enjoy the scary times
Not a brave person, me
But more often now, I recognise them, and am beginning to see value in them
So I can take another view point, embrace the rough with the smooth -
and remember that the ride on the blue curve is so so worth it.