Sunday, March 11, 2007

winter fantasy II: brendan's dream

I can't see his eyes, but look at the happy smile... Oh, for the fans back home in Indiana, that's called a "boogie board." It's a shortened, lightweight version of a surfboard-- on a wrist-leash so you don't lose it, as you can see from the picture.

With only the tiniest bit of skill, the average mortal (i.e. even me) can catch a wave and ride all the way to the beach. Children scamper off for the next ride, while adults wonder how to wrench themselves from the wet sand.

Brendan has his dad's natural athleticism and his mom's determination to catch a wave, a good combo for a boy living by the sea. Of course, the ocean won't be warm enough until July, so there's still a few months to wait.

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