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so, i do a lot of thinking about how much i love skateboarding… i think about how it keeps me active and grounded… i think about how it keeps me excited to wake up and get going with the day… i also think about the way I skate has changed… not my style, but the way i enjoy it with my friends…

back in the day it was very juvenile… skateboarding was seen and treated by non-skaters as a childish hobby… we were young and naive so we accepted it that way… we thought it was a way to have fun and be the anti…

now that I have grown up (a little), i treat it completely differently… it is no longer just something that takes up time in my day… i am fortunate that i am able to do it… i am so glad i stuck with it as a kid… i don’t take it for granted… there are so many ways to overlook how important it is…

i ran into an acquaintance the other day while skateboarding… he had been in a motorcycle accident that kept him away from shredding for 3 months+… he said he sees skateboarding and appreciates it much differently than before the accident… he loves it that much more… he said he felt like he was starting over in a way… after we talked for a minute, i was getting fired up and said, “yeah, stop talking to me and go rip!” he helped me appreciate skateboarding more from our 5 minute exchange… the way he described how skateboarding had been temporarily taken from him made me understand how difficult it would be to not do it…

for me, skateboarding has so many healing characteristics… i am indebted to it forever… many of us are…

in denver, we have been cooped up inside for the past few days… when you get that chance to hop back on your board, embrace it… that’s all I mean…

peace and noLove

2 Comments to taken away?

  1. Sabby's Gravatar Sabby
    02/05/2011 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    You know what gets me hyped? Girl’s Buttholes!! real talk

  2. N1702's Gravatar N1702
    02/03/2011 at 12:10 am | Permalink

    like !

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