Texting is a funny business. Like emails, I am always careful not to read too much into the nuances of these immediate forms of contact, which can be hastily or thoughtlessly composed forms of communication that may also be affected by what is going around the sender.
And so I find delight in a well composed text that shares some kind of experience but in essence requires no response - especially when it comes to talking about surfing! Here are some I've received in the past few months:
Friend 1: Yesterday I surfed my mal on a perfect bank out the front of my house all day. I think I learned to surf again.
Friend 2: Fuck! It's pumping down here! Where are you? I spent the past 6 hours shredding and finally remember why I love surfing.
Friend 3: Arghhhhhhhhhhh! Yesterday was dingtown. Population me.
And then there is this, which is possibly the most wonderful invitation to surf that I could ever imagine:
Friend 3: Shall we meet in an hour and shred dear lady?