夕陽無限好 人生剛起步

by Mary Ann Mok (大頭媽/牛媽 )
感謝校長Herbert Ng提供所有錄像/圖片

當大部份活過半百歲的人在抱怨自己要登上垃圾車,準備跳進堆填區的時候,我卻相反地體驗到這刻才是絢爛人生的起步。年過五十,要面對體能下降,思路變得遲鈍是不爭的事實,但只要我們能好好把握前半生所經歷的甜酸苦辣,再融合從人生領悟到的道理,下半場的球賽,肯定會踢得更精彩。

六十歲才開始學跳傘、七十歲登陸珠穆朗瑪峰、八十歲在北極插旗,這一切壯舉都曾經令我感到很驚訝。可是當我經歷過今年滑浪風帆之旅後,我卻另有一番領悟。

 

 


作為一個die hard的滑浪風帆友,以往去風帆trip時,一定不飯不休, 誓死要chur到最後一啖奶力先肯罷休。但隨着年紀老邁,心態上已比以前改變了許多,因為我體驗到愈要長玩長有,就要學懂「慢活」,要享受quality time,見好即收。千萬不要透支自己嘅體能,特別是當身體不適時,更加需要喝止自己留在家中休息,直至完全康復才可再落水玩。

面對地球暖化,天氣變得異常,一心嚮往長灘島 (Boracay)之旅有靚風玩風帆,可是抵步後卻發覺風是何其的差。比着是以前的我,一定會好唔開心。然而與滑浪風帆結伴多年的我,從中體驗到如果要逆轉「人生不如意十常八九」就要學懂「環境不變心態變」的道理。就像在香港玩滑浪風帆,無風的日子往往佔大比數,所以如果沒有靚風的日子就要黑面,深信香港滑浪風帆友一定全部變晒包青天。

長灘島(Boracay)是個熱帶天堂,出名水清沙幼,最適合進行各式各樣的水上活動。

面對今次「無風滑浪風帆之旅」,我已學懂欣然接受。更承着李小龍的名句”Be like water”借勢參加咗一個九小時的風箏滑板(kiteboarding)課程。一直以來我都很抗拒學習這項運動,除卻要我一把年紀學習新事物的恐懼外,更覺得這運動非常危險。在香港可供學習此項運動的地點和condition非常局限,加上有風的日子就梗係plane左先講其他,所以從來都提不起勁去學習。

長灘島水平風穩,為風箏滑板初學者提供最理想的學習環境。

這次旅途,恰巧碰上一對我很尊敬的couple,他倆是香港第一代資深滑浪風帆人,他們無論外表和心態都依然年輕,夫唱婦隨,十分恩愛。最觸動我是他們沒有因為自己是die hard滑浪風帆手,亦沒有因為年齡的限制,依然懷着一副謙虛、豁達和開放的心態去學習風箏滑板。言談間,前輩更點醒我學習風箏滑板的竅門就是「Let Go的藝術」。這個咁禪嘅話題,豈能三言兩語講得完,睇怕一定要開一個新標題再和大家分享。總言之,經過此次風箏滑板之旅,我終於理解到點解有些資深滑浪風帆人,自從玩左風箏滑板之後卻一去不復返。


知己良朋,再加美酒佳餚,才稱得上完美的假期。

 芸芸滑浪風帆友中,你能否找得出我的偶像,那位老而彌堅、年過七十但仍然瀟灑地逐浪的高人嗎?

透過導師悉心的指導下,我很雀躍以我這個年過五十的師奶,竟然可以在短短的九小時內上板和滑翔一段距離。這神奇的體驗課程,令我明白到只要加強認知和安全意識,這運動並不是我想像中的危險。

自從加深了風箏滑板的認識後,反而令我玩滑浪風帆時,面對迎面而來的風箏滑板會更知道如何走位,從而加強安全性。由於風箏滑板對harness line靈巧運用的要求極高,不然風箏會變得無力而下墮,所以這點也大大幫我改善在滑浪風帆倚靠手力的壞習慣。真沒想到將滑浪風帆和風箏滑板crossover後,有如此大的得着。此外,日後面對細風的日子,我還多了一個選擇。


多謝Funboard Center Boracay三位導師的悉心指導,讓我有一個難忘的風箏滑板之旅。

 

 

無論你是否已活過半個世紀,盼望你不要停止學習新事物。嘗試放下執着,用另一種心態去看待同一樣事物,Be like water,go with the flow.....世界原來可以變得更美好。當你懷着一個豁然開朗的心態去學習時,所有更難的事情都終會被克服,年齡又怎會是一個障礙呢 !






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