Musings, ponderings and various observations on the intersection of BJJ/Martial arts training and the living of life. I have no inclination toward either political correctness or correct spelling. This blog, such as it is, remains fundamentally an unfiltered gush of thought ... both raw and unpolished.
Tick Tock …
I’ve just arrived back from a ten day holiday with my family in the South Pacific. It’s a different world out there in the islands; well different certainly, from the hustle and bustle of city-life. People are laid back – VERY laid back. For some holidaying tourists, this cultural difference can translate into frustration in their expectation of the level and speed of service they expect in the city fails, time and time again, to manifest. I say, good luck to the islanders. Time moves more slowly for them – in effect, they LIVE longer; or should I say, they experience longer ‘moments’ than many of we city-folk. I love the way pacific islanders have a more casual relationship with ‘time’; they don’t sit at lunch with their mobile phones glued to their ears; they don’t spend 5% of their lives sitting in traffic; they don’t take their work home with them; they don’t need as much money to meet the needs of day-to-day existence. Island life holds many lessons – nurturing the ability to find beauty and joy in simple things, not being the least of those lessons. Nice. JBW PS: I’m pictured here with my son Felix – usually the fish I catch are returned to the water, this one though, became dinner for a local family.