April 2, 2005 @ 5:47 pm by sean
half-cab for seanie.
Add pop shove-it and quarter-pipe stall to the list. It feels sooooo good.
So many life lessons learned from skateboarding.
There is something to say about skateboarders that can’t be said about many other people, and I think it is an important distinction to make, considering how a lot of skateboarders; pop shove-its, quarter-pipe stalls and olieing on to and off of things isn’t that special. I skated with Andy G. and Dan today and they have been doing stuff like that for quite a while. But even though they were nollieing over stuff while I was attempting just olie over stuff, they were so encouraging and congratulatory when I did some of the simplest tricks. I’ve encountered this over and over, even with people I’ve just met. At Andy M.’s skateboarding parties kids who I didn’t know and were even four years younger than I, would be happy for me when I would learn something as simple as a half-cab. I know of no other such camamraderie in the world.
The year is ending way to soon. I don’t want it to end. I don’t want people to leave.
Jon is going to Mongolia for a long time. It’s awesome he’s going to live there with a sole intent to minister to the people, but I hardly know him and he’s a really cool guy I wish I’d known more. I wonder if I could have made as much of my life as he has made of his if I didn’t make the choices I did. Sometimes it’s good to have such constant reminders of what I’ve made of my life to keep me from doing it again.