Long Island Ice Water

Long Island Ice Tea

  • 15ml Vodka
  • 15ml Bacardi
  • 15ml Tequila
  • 15ml Gin
  • 15ml Cointreau
  • Cola
  • Lemon

img_3196I’ve been reading this very recommendable book Women Who Run with Wolves written by Clarissa Pinkola Estés. She had this great concept of wild woman archetype, which includes the dualism between women psyche. Dualism became very concrete to me, as I was having shared work trip with my old buddy Riina in the Big Apple buzz, from where we were longing to escape back to the nature – sea. And so we did, to Long Island salt waters. img_3105

We got into beach break in Long Beach spot. Water was cold as northern Atlantic is at this time of year, aprox. 5-6°C . Hooded, sealed 5/4 wetsuits did their job with gloves and boots, so we felt warm enough in the water. You should go well prepared to cold waters, as hypothermia is a existing threat we should’t forget. There are many good guides to right wetsuits, and always ask from someone wiser. It is stupidity, when people are afraid to ask answers as they want to hide their ignorance. Wiseness is when people are bold enough to find solutions to fix ignorance to knowledge. 

Every time when I paddle out at the beginning of my surf session, my ritual is grab some salty water in my hand and kiss it. I do so as I feel grateful to meet my greatest love – ocean again. It is also superstitious way to ask the ocean to be kind to me, and pay my respects towards it. It also reminds me that the ocean I kissed, is the same, vast force of life, that I’ve kissed so many times in different parts of the world.

All the best things in life walk hand in hand with respect and trust. That’s why it was a bliss to share some waves with my best friend, with whom I’ve shared our ups and downs almost 20 years. These days trust is hard to find, but when you do, you are one of the richest persons in the world. There are so many people who are afraid of trust, and are shivering in their minds very sad, self-manifesting mantra “never trust anyone”… And so nobody will trust them, and they become bitter. Bitter people are not in lead of themselves, so they let all important decisions in life for others to do, making themselves bystanders of their own life. Trust is a issue of will.

Empire state was all about respect, loyalty, trust, Baptist gospel, prayers, faith,truthfulness, cold salt water, some hope and optimism, true friendship. Basically values. What kind of values you are navigating with?

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