So, yesterday was 82 degrees and sloppy 'find the wave in the pizza' kind of stuff. But, wet, salty, ocean water with gorgeous light and snow white sand. Today...6 degrees. Dusting over groomers. Railed a few figure 11's with ML and gasped at the thin-ness of the air in my home town. A ride did not seem likely as we peaked out at 17 degrees But a ride - it was. The sublimity (is that a word) of the light here on this the second day of January. It's wild. Really makes you appreciate that rich, warm light in June. But that is month's away. For now, we settle into the cold and do everything we can with it. And with ourselves. It's a quiet time - ideally. Hopefully we can maintain that quiet and 'use' it to prepare for the busier, lighter, warmer months. Diggin' in, Bitch. Happy 2013. I have declared - that this - the 50th year of my existence - will be the best yet. That bar is not low. But I am confident in making this an all-time year.