Pingy-Dingy Wednesday – Brown Girl Surf

One of the many lessons I learned from my mother was about how our natural environment feeds us and nurtures us. She also taught me that we must also take care of our precious earth. I remember one time in particular when there was a lot of trash kicking around the trail where we were hiking. I immediately went to “People are so inconsiderate and such assholes and now we have to clean up their mess!” but my mom just murmured, “This trash is unsightly; let’s clean it up so the next people to come along won’t have to deal with it.” A wise woman, my mom!

The ocean is a great healer as well as a primal force. It is our birthright as earth’s creatures to derive spiritual, mental, and physical fulfillment from interacting with the ocean as well as to care for and respect it. Brown Girl Surf, you get one pingy-dingy! Thank you for you enriching surf culture with your gorgeous presence, your environmental reverence, and your pure joy.

I’m a typewriter whompin’, card catalogue lovin’ white girl from back in the day, and I yearn for a time before the covers of trade paperbacks were all squidgy, so you can imagine that I don’t actually understand what a pingback is. I do know that it can in some way be part of spreading the love, and since that’s what I’m all about at The Total Femme… every Wednesday, I pay homage to the laughter and inspiration to be had elsewhere online.

At the Total Femme, my intention is to post three times a week: Meditations for Queer Femmes on Monday, Pingy-Dingy Wednesday on Wednesday and Femme Friday on Friday. Rather than play catch-up in a stressful fashion on those weeks when life prevents posting, I have decided to just move gaily forward: if I miss a Monday, the next post will be on Wednesday, and so on. Thank you, little bottle of antibiotics for inspiring me in this! (“…if it’s almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Don’t take a double dose to make up for a missed one.”)



Published in: on January 31, 2018 at 3:22 PM  Comments (2)  
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