Papersurfer the movie?

One midsummer day I was leaning into an involved conversation with an abstract artist (of moderate fame) who, for no apparent reason, said to me in an intriguing manner…

“…you should write a book…”

The conversation was slightly fuelled by a prelunch intake of cold refreshing cider in an ancient, smoke filled country pub. So I completely ignored him and continued to pursue my line of questioning about how many pounds (sterling) per square meter he earned for his ‘artwork’. The answer (ascertained after some dubious bar napkin mathematics) was quite impressive even at that early stage of his career.

This conversation was held over 20 years ago and I’ve often returned to it in my mind. Not because I have a burning desire to communicate with the universe through the medium of the written word but because a man who hardly knew me felt he could judge my ability to put pen to paper after a few moments of listening to me rant about random nothingnesses.

He was (and still is) completely mad. But he was right about one thing; I should have written a book.

And as it happens – I have…

You can buy it by clicking here.

I didn’t surf today. I was too busy reading my new book.

(Film rights are still negotiable at this point)

Apparently Jesus was a surfer…

…the evidence is out there – you just have to look for it.

The long flowing locks and irreverant attitude…

The love of seafood and a drop of vinho tinto or two…

I’m thinking the whole Joseph/carpentry thing was slightly misleading – dovetails shmovetails – he was shaping custom longboards for the Galilee massive.

Don’t even get me started on the whole walking on water nonsense – he was quite obviously a noseriding genius.

I didn’t surf today. I was too busy building a lightning rod…