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I caught a wave today
And for a few seconds
On top I skimmed,
Riding it down into the curl.
Then in a flash of foam,
Trying to walk on the sky,
I took a mouthful of sand.
Dizzy and spitting I staggerdly stood,
Smiling with an empty mind.
Thank you for the upheavals
You send my way —
What a rush!
— Janaka Stagnaro, Beyond the Beyond
With my older boy when he was a young lad, we went boogie boarding at our home area in Monterey in California. Nothing too daring. However, a massive wave came and took me for an upending ride and threw me down on my neck. Not only was I fortunate not to suffer a major injury, but my head was free of thought for quite some time. This happened to me once when I had a chiropractic adjustment that also sent me into mindless bliss.
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