Rained Out

In these first months of my adult era skateboarding, I’ve found a meditative quality to attempting moves.

From ollies to carving, if my mind is somewhere else, if I’m allowing my thoughts to rule over my inner mind, if I’m considering what I’m doing rather than taking part in the movements there’s next to no chance that I’ll succeed. If I’m focused in the moment, if I’m concentrated on what the board requires and allows for in my motions, if I’m watching what happens as it happens, the connection occurs. The board gets slapped off the ground, Thwack! The deck carries up before it’s caught in the air. Thunk. 

The trick happens within and without.

Dome of clouds outside a window screen.

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