August 29, 2010

Pleasure Paddle

Two weeks in a row I have gone kayaking on the Oakland Estuary, renting my boat from California Canoe and Kayak. The water out here is heavenly and kayaking is like meditation, as I calmly breath in and out, focusing on my core muscles and using my back.

When I returned, the kayak store owner took my payment and then handed the cash back to me saying, "you know, you're going to get a free kayaking session today because you are so pleasant and calm. We love nice customers." What a treat to receive this generosity, especially as I was thinking, out there on the water, that I am living my dreams - kayaking, teaching at an Art Institute and sharing my time with quality people. Such a lovely weekend of pleasure.