Nothing New

Tonight not much has happened besides my dive master class getting underway. While I was thinking about something to blog about, I saw Surrounded by Imbeciles post about the categories that are listed on the side of the blog page. Since the creative juices are not flowing tonight, I am going to follow this and see what the first thing I can come up with might happen to be.

101 in 1001 – I really need to update this more often.

Adventure – I am flying back to Nashville on Thursday. Airports are always interesting.

Adventure Across America – Part II will begin at the end of October.

Beach – I have not been in two weeks. Pathetic.

Books – Currently reading some more Hemingway

Concerts – Old Crow Medicine Show on Saturday!

Dogs – Abbie is snoring

Dreams – Had another dream about clowns last night

Family – Seeing them at the end of this week!

Fashion – Pretty pumped about my new shoes, Blu Kicks.

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Fiji – Soon close!

Fishing – Hemingway’s books also talks about fly fishing

Food – Can’t wait until sushi

History – Talked about maritime history in dive master class tonight

Kayaking – Need to go

Movies –  Haven’t been since Top Gun 3D

Museums – Tattoo exhibit possibility

Music – Daft Punk

Nashville – Thursday

Pictures – Sent the shark one to my grandpa

Quotes –  The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.

San Diego – Amazing

Savannah – Not so much

SCAD – No more school

Scuba – Master Diver!

Sea Life – Shark Week is soon

Shopping – This will be happening in Nashville

Spiritual – I am

Sports – Fall means football in the South

Technology – I am loving my new computer

The South – I miss it

Travel – Everyone should do it

Uncategorized – This post

 

Adventure and the Greater Power.

I just finished Explorers of the Infinite: The Secret Spiritual Lives of Extreme Athletes-and What They Reveal About Near-Death Experiences, Psychic Communication, and Touching the Beyond by Maria Coffey.

This book went into great detail about climbers, kayakers, mountaineers, and other adventure seekers. My brother gave it to me a while back and I just got around to reading it. There were stories of visions coming to someone the night before climbing K2 because the person having a dream would end up dying in an avalanche. His friend, the doctor would be on the search team for him. What happened? An avalanche occurred and the doctor was out looking for his friend. There were stories of absolute power and feeling calm while kayaking down the Salmon River in Idaho and finding God. Other of spirits coming to visit their loved one who was at home, and moments later the loved one found out her husband had been lost in a river.

This got me thinking about my some of my adventures. Granted, mine are not climbing up a frozen waterfall and looking to see a huge chunk of ice falling my way. My adventures deal with being on the water. Whether its the lake, ocean or river I feel at peace. In 2007 I took a trip out to Utah and Wyoming with the National Outdoor Leadership School. This school was brought to my attention from my brother. It was a month trip out west kayaking and rock climbing. During the river section in Utah, I fell in love with everything about kayaking and rafting. I never realized how much control the river has, and that is the same with the ocean. I learned all about currents and the different layers of the river. I won’t bore you with a hydrology lesson today. It was towards the end of the river section and I was planning the next day out since I was trip leader along with two others. One was not participating so the guy and I planned it all out. The sun was setting and dinner was over. It was reflection time. I wrote about the days adventure and probably something to do with the groover (potty), and then I felt like someone was with me. The thing was, there was no one. I climbed some rocks and went a little higher. The presence was still there. I felt calm and at ease. I was freaking out a little bit about the next day and kayaking down some class III rapids. That didn’t matter. Everything was going to be alright. At that moment I knew it was God. I didn’t hear a voice telling me it was, I just knew it. After what felt like an eternity, I looked up and saw this.