November 8, 2014

Diana Vreeland: A Surfer Wannabe

While watching Diana Vreeland in the documentary, "The Eye Has to Travel,"  I was rivetted by her stunning sense of self, originality, her timeless razor-edge style and the brilliance she brought to the pages of Vogue. And though she was a legendary arbiter of fashion, art and culture, there was one quote related to surfing that I adore:  

"I'm really only envious of one thing, and that is a surfer. I think it's the most beautiful thing. See I'm mad about water. I think water is God's tranquilizer. To be in it, to drink it, to look at it, and to be a surfer -- oh, between the sky and the water -- would be to me, the most wonderful thing."
                                                            ~ Diana Vreeland
I, too, love surfing. Not to do it, but to watch it, learn about it, write about it. (Anyone remember my "Subway Surfer" project for the music video?)  

If in doubt, paddle out. But before you goclick here to experience the thrill that DV and I share about surfers and surfing. 

Oh, to be a surfer and standup to a wave as it carries you back to shore.  

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