Skateboarding is Everything—it is a paint brush, a weapon, it’s sports, a cozy seat, a shield in battle, it’s weird, it’s cruisin’, it’s a magic-wand, a walking stick, a crutch, a cane, a space ship, a pillow, it’s fitness, it’s a totem, it’s a game, a plaything, a badge of honor, a best friend, a scapegoat, a TV tray, a ladder-to-the-top, a notebook, it’s skill, a canvas, transportation, procrastination, it’s speed, money, a job, art, business, addiction, drugs, God, salvation, mystery, poetry, a pimper’s paradise, a soapbox, a mistress, a wife, The Way, it’s gay, a waste of time, precision, jank, it’s wood, glue, griptape, bolts, bearings, urethane, aluminum, the best decision you’ll ever make, it’s a muse, a race, a trek, a marathon, adventure, a contest, a demo, it’s an attitude, a submarine, exploration, perception, it’s culture, pop, flex, concave, a useless wooden toy, a gateway, a train, karate, speed, an escape, motion, surfing, adventure, balance, it’s “Core”, momentum, danger, pain, pleasure, an antihero, a protagonist, a lifestyle, a window, a door, sex, destruction, creation, fourth-dimensional, a gift, a guide, innocence, lost, ransom, marketing, hype, fluidity, style, it’s tribal, communal, family, The Lone Ranger, profound, goofy, but most importantly it’s hella FUN!
Basically, skateboarding is whatever you want it to be and that’s precisely why it’s so badass and why it continues to grow and thrive. If I were to ascribe a “take home” from this silly little rant it would be this:
No matter how you choose to perceive and participate in skateboarding please make sure the focus remains on having FUN.
A quality person once told be that “a rising tide raises all ships.” Thus far, life and experience have proven this statement to be true. (insert a lotus-bro-pose and add a sun-salutation-shaka for added positive vibrations). Namaskate.