CYLINDRICAL VIEWS & TUBULAR VISIONS
“My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.” -Albert Einstein
The sea continues to be one of, if not the, most mysterious and enchanting realms on planet earth. For surfers, the crashing of waves, one after another, are likened to the unceasing voice of the muse calling out to and evoking inspiration in the artist. The summoning sonic vibration of moving arcing bodies of water that crest to break on the ocean’s surface, conjure up both visions of joy, pure righteous fun, and sometimes outright fear in the mind of the surfer.
If surfing were equated to a religion, the sea would be the heavenly dominion, the lineup the holy temple, and the surfers would be the devoted members of the congregation. The vocalization of the sea or “God” herself, the waves, act as both the worshipable divine form and the ringing temple bell, calling out for the attention and love of all those who would heed the call.
Surfers, people from all walks of life who truly make the act of surfing a focal point of their very being and a ceremonial rite, design their lives around answering the rallying invocation of the oceanic divinity.
In our daily lives it can be easy to lose sight of that which is marvelous and magnificent. Even though the wondrous majesty of nature stands bare right before our eyes, it can become concealed behind our own disconnection and lack of attention. There are multitude ways in which human beings can become reconnected to the natural miracle of simply being alive. I’ve found surfing to be an astounding way to bring myself back to center and conjoin me with Mother Nature.
In the images both still and moving captured by Christor Lukasiewicz, he shares some of the spectacular perspectives that we are blessed to perceive as surfers.
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All surf-craft: rlovelace.com
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