Ancient proto-Polynesians own the narrative but what if...
Oh my, oh boy, oh my. I am half lounging in a very fine bed right now because it is ten o’clock at night though the sun has not yet set and won’t for a few short hours. Then it will rise a few short hours after that because I am in Copenhagen.
I have never been here before but have been wildly fascinated since youthful days spent reading Søren Kierkegaard and imaging.
All of his philosophy is the absolute best, or at least all his philosophy that my addled brain can understand. Like either/or.
Either/Or! (buy here!)
And I have given two book book readings lately in promotion of Cocaine + Surfing (buy here in Australia! Here on Audible! Here in America!) where a few questions have been asked on the origins of surfing and my claim that it was Peru.
“But what if…” they say “…but what if the Portuguese explorers were riding waves too?”
And I tell them that those ancient Peruvians pre-date European expansionism. “But but but… what about the vikings?”
It would be an easy search, considering today’s technology, to know if the ancient Peruvians predate these proud vikings but I have never done it so don’t.
I would imagine the ancient Peruvians predate everyone but Mesopotamians but, again, what do I know? And I am jet-lagged.
I went swimming tonight in that salty Danish brine at eight o’clock at night and there were no waves but the water was perfect and so was the warm wind.
Do surfers actually need waves?
Does history even matter?
Just kidding, Matt Warsahw! I’m super jet-lagged!