An Intense Calm: Maldives Eco Surfing Chronicle

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Earth Afloat, Aug 30, 2020 - Travel - 102 pages
A nomadic refuge story about losing everything, yet having it all.

Repeating the mantra, "Always continue to learn," a student of spiritual, creative energy reaches a half-century marked by a unique experience to last a lifetime. The entire world faces a crippling pandemic just as the author arrives at a most fortuitous oasis to "shelter-in-place." The road-worn digital nomad goes on an excursion to a remote Indian Ocean atoll on the equator. Due to the sudden 2020 lockdown, what starts as a 10-day exploration & surf trip turns into a half-year plus (unknown at the time of this writing) isolated island sojourn.

Feast your eyes on a color study of composition and design packed with nature, sports, and travel photo selections. Practical water safety tips are written in a personal journal style replete with contemporary typography, pretty flowers, and ancient archaeology. The tale is seasoned with tasty fact bites for visiting the tropical Maldivian archipelago. Served on a silver platter is food for conscious thought to navigate the return to one's center. Health and lucid awareness is a recipe for an ecologically nutritious, sustainable mind and body. Drink from the proverbial fountain of youth to achieve the best out of surfing 'til a hundred years old.

The search for the perfect wave is akin to the age-old quest to discover the meaning of life. This coffee table book dives into both.

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About the author (2020)

Thirumoolar Devar, aka "Moo," grew up in a Tamil founded, yet multi-ethnic yoga ashram learning about world religions and spirituality while traveling around the United States. He worked in tourism and hospitality since early on, with a majority spent in New Orleans. There he became interested in the arts, playing music, and practicing photography since the young age of 7 in 1977.Having studied graphic design in college, he began his publishing career at a small-town newspaper, helping them make the switch from the old paste-up process to modern computer-based production.Returning to school to study digital video in Hollywood, he then continued west to Maui, Hawaii, thus beginning his domestic overseas travels. That quickly lead to other foreign lands, and he filled his passport with stamps from around the globe, to become an international traveler while working online making websites and books.Moo makes an analogy of his chosen path to the juxtaposition of The Force and The Darkside from the classic movie, Star Wars. However, his favorite movie is Blade Runner. He was also inspired by such Herman Hesse books as Narcissus and Goldmund and Steppenwolf. His jlife's journey unfolded by diving in headfirst with both the internal and external exploration of the pleasures and pains of existence.In 2020 he launched his publishing company, Earth Afloat. The companies first self-published books is a series of short stories written by his father, "Fables Found - A Treasure of Wisdom for Grandchildren."Moo continues to travel the world and help other authors to publish their works both fiction tand non-fiction

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