“Where I am coming from is everything.
Where I am going to is a booby prize”
Via my coach Gary Mahler
We jumped out a window
Hairy baby, hairy baby!
SK8 or die!
“There is an intrinsic value to creating something for the sake of creating it. There is this beauty to dropping it into a community of your own making and seeing it dispersed and seeing younger, more talented; different talent, taking it to levels you cannot even imagine, because that lives on.”
Rodney, you are a legend!
Into Bliss is a short inception into the mind of Jordan Rodin and an ode to the notion of free friction surfing.
Far away from the competitive and commercial nature of surfing, and heavily inspired by Finless surfer Derek Hynd, Jordan embraces a free roaming approach, rekindling the emotions of why he fell in love with surfing in the first place. For the fun of it. No rules. No constraints. Into Bliss is an insight to the joys of free friction surfing and the sensations embraced by Jordan Rodin for his love of the ocean.
A Short film by Pierre David & Douglas Guillot, featuring Jordan Rodin.
I love inspiration, being inspired, inspiring others and being an inspiration.
The word inspiration gets banded about quite a bit, so here is the definition:
And I love the succinct definition my coach Karen gave me:
“Inspire is to breathe divine life into; to motivate action or a positive feeling in another person. Filling someone with the urge or ability to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.”
That is what I live for; to inspire myself first (not always the case and I still often forget) and then others.
Image credit: Emma Paillex
As a kid who struggled to speak out loud, writing and making things was a huge part of how I learned to communicate and connect with others. Eeven the words in this video were written down first before I read them out loud…
The work starts
As soon as you open your eyes in the
Hopefully you got
Some good rest last night.
Why go into the city or the fields
Without first kissing
Who always stands at your door?
It takes only a second.
Habits are human nature –
Why not create some that will mint
Your arms are violin bows
I have become very conscious upon
Whom we all play.
Thus my eyes have filled with warm
Soft oceans of divine music
Where jeweled dolphins dance
Then leap into this