past couple of months I've skated worse and worse. Tricks that I
could once do now seem virtually impossible, and I'm more timid
in my skateboarding than I've ever been.
the steps of this old apartment
usually involves getting harassed by people looking to get your
money, dodging businessmen who give you dirty looks and feeling
the direct heat of late day as the sun sets.
of getting unmotivated and aggravated by the people who seem to
personify the weather in their hot-tempered, impersonal way, I began
to build off of their negative feelings.
hit on something right, and after she had run out of film, I started
skating with a sort of recklessness that I'd forgotten I had. I'd
previously taken a couple of falls like this one, and they made
me realize that it just doesn't hurt that much when you fall (most
times). Moreso, it made me realize how much fun it is to skate fast
and aggressively, and that to skate any other way was really not
doing justice to the sport. If you're not skateboarding with everything
you have, you're missing out, honest.