Saturday, December 17, 2011

A Memory

36 years ago this week while on my honeymoon in Hawaii sitting on a beach with my beloved, we were awestruck by the size of the waves (30 - 40 feet) and the skill of the surfers.

A fellow was knocked off his board and desperately tried to reach the shore but the undertow kept pulling him back out. The crowd on the beach kept shouting words of encouragement and he finally managed to with some strength and breath left. Perhaps just a will to live. The medics arrived and he survived. Frightening to witness. These people have a lot of courage.

Sometimes when the surf becomes too big in our own lives, we MUST hang on until we are rescued. Most of us are thankfully. A good reminder in all aspects of life experiences.

~ Tutte ~