February 7th, 2012

blue mountain painting

QotD: Live a Good Life

Live a good life. If there are gods, and they are just, they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.
--Marcus Aurelius

The Heaviest Wave in the World: Surfing at Teahupo'o

Don't forget to breathe while watching this. I would have passed out if I didn't remind myself to take a deep breath every now and then. THIS is why the ocean frightens me. Big water on the river is still itty bitty teeny weenie compared to this.

Wikipedia: It was only in 1998, at the Gotcha Tahiti Pro, that Teahupo'o became widely recognized as having some of the heaviest waves in the world. ...Teahupo'o translates roughly to "place of skulls" or "to sever the head". It is a shallow reef break located in the South Pacific, off the southwest coast of Tahiti in French Polynesia.
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