So, as I sit day in and day out watching the surfers bob in the ocean, waiting for the next wave to come (which can be a pretty long time in FL), I marvel at their patience. Something I seriously lack, more and more by the day lately. Seems like it would be boring. They go with the swells, up and down, up and down. Then, finally, a wave will come. Surfer paddles fast, gets to his feet on the board, rides it sideways for about 10 feet (if they're lucky) and then squats back down to the board (told ya - small waves down here- unless there's a huricane and then you see hoards of surfers at the beach). Lots of tedium for a couple seconds of fun.
Wait a minute. Isn't that pretty much what I do day in and day out at the computer? My WiP's on the screen and I sit and stare at the blur of words. Hoping beyond hope for that burst of inspiration. When it hits, my little fingers type, type, type. Then the momentum dies down and I paddle back out and wait for the next wave.
Right about now, I think I could use a hurricane. Anyone else having a hard time catching a wave over the summer?
For those of you disgruntled with my non-love of the ocean, I forgot - I do like it sometimes. Especially when the water temp is 85 degrees and it looks like this.
Good thing I'm not a surfer ;-)
Catch ya later dudes.