“Music has the power to bring people together like no other art form.” – Michael Franti
True story, Michael.
The following video proves that.
This piece of content is the result of a cooperation I was able to close with the extraordinarily talented singer and songwriter Drew Machak.
Drew provided the music, and I provided the images. Together it’s called “Drops of Summer”.
Drew and I met on steemit.com two months ago. Steemit is a decentralized social media network where you get rewarded (paid) for your social interaction.
I was fallen for Drew’s music right from the start.
So please consider to follow and support him and his outstanding music:
This surely hasn’t been our last cooperation.
The best is yet to come.
You can shake the sand from your hair, but it will never leave your soul.
There is this saying that it doesn’t matter where you go in life as long as you go to the beach.
I would sign that right away.
Life has so much quality the closer you get to the Ocean.
When I changed my “city life” for a “surfer life” four years ago, this was exactly what I wanted: health-related quality of life.
I wanted the beach to become my second home.
Since then I haven’t even come down with a cold. My immune system is stronger than ever, I feel extraordinarily powerful and am constantly in a splendid mood.
The fact that I spend most of my time outside in the nature has considerably improved my state of health.
Mother Ocean is an energy booster!
Father Earth, too.
My new home, the Canary Islands, are well-known for providing an especially favorable climate. Many people with chronical diseases, for instance, choose this destination as their home base to improve their healing process.
Yes, I’m living in paradise in every sense.
Moving to this place has definitely been the very best decision of my life, and I can only recommend it to everybody.
We are our choices.
Assure you’re making the right ones. We only live once.
There is not one right way to ride a wave. – Jamie O’Brien
True story, Jamie.
Ultimately there are as many possibilites to surf a wave as you may imagine.
Everybody has their own way of dealing with a situation. Riding a wave starts with perception. Who might know if the shape of a wave and its movement was equal to your eyes and mine?
We’re all unique.
Surfing is holistic. It requires both mental and physical strength as well as a lot of body control.
The fact that you theoretically know how to ride it, is no guarantee for a successful implementation. Surfing requires years of training.
My surf adventure started four years ago. Since then I have this sensation that my life was devided in two chapters: the time before I began to surf and the time after it.
I’ve definitely found my passion.
From that time on I don’t have any more general questions in life. I don’t need to ask why I was born or find an answer to the question what I might do in five years from now.
My overall answer is the Ocean.
Which one is yours?
I would rather die of passion than of boredom. – Vincent van Gogh
Me, too, Vincent.
Anything that gets our blood racing and our face smiling is probably worth doing.
To me that one thing is surfing.
Every time I drive down the road towards the beach my heart starts beating faster. Nothing else is able to excite me the way surfing does.
I’m blessed having found that one passion in my life. It’s all I may ever ask for.
Which one is yours?
We always think that they love us because we are good, but we never suspect that good are those who love us. – Leo Tolstoy
Probably they don’t love us because we are perfect.
Think about it.
Social bonds are not created through perfection, they arise in the middle of imperfection, when rough edges rub against each other.
People call our attention thanks to these million tiny little mistakes they aren’t even aware of.
They make us human.
Sometimes we have no idea how much we appreciate these characteristics until they are gone. Expectations are the natural enemy of chance.
So here is my key to happiness: don’t expect anything!
Live your life, be proud of your rough edges, celebrate the imperfection, be loud, be different, be special, just be you.
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