Thursday, June 30, 2011

Happiness is ...

Bald and bearded silverbacks jog, nutty brown and healthy - smiles wide, gleeful.

Aching joints forgotten, or ignored in the joy of this moment - glorious anticipation!

“Got the right board mate?”
“No worries”
Tradies* taking the day off to surf in the near perfect conditions.
Bodies long and lean still,
stretch carefully, a graceful rhythm: yoga’s ‘Salute to the Sun’.
Injury prevention better than cure!

A moment drinking in perfection. Waves, sky, land. No jarring element. Boards tucked securely under strong arms. Long, short, plain or intricately airbrushed, the unsung artist’s work will soon be wet.

Sand, hard and glistening, welcomes jogging feet.

A swarm now, word’s got around

Surf’s up!
Surfers appear as black dots waiting for a wave.
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* a tradie is a tradesman such as carpenter, bricklayer or similar, who have a reputation for working when there's no surf.

A Drabble is a story told in 100 words. No more. No less.

Photos taken at Broken Head near Byron Bay NSW on the trip to the Happiness and its Causes conference June 2011 in Brisbane. You can read about it here.
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2 comments:

Barb said...

Sue - great shots of beach and mountains! I think we have "tradies," too, but they don't show up at work when there is fresh powder on the mountain! Hope the Happiness Conference left you smiling!

sue said...

Barb, thankyou. One day I hope to see snow as you describe.