so i walked into sports' authority yesterday, coupon in hand, determined to find a good pair of new tennis shoes because my old ones had seen their glory days long ago. but oh those longboards caught my eye! just to look and dream! (; but then purchasing one actually became real in my mind when i read the 20% off sign next to them! so, after five minutes going back and forth in my head, and eventually reveling in the spontaneous adventure-like nature of it all, next thing i knew, she was sitting next to me in my passenger seat, on her way to her new home!
and here's what i've learned so far from longboarding (because you bet your bottom dollar i'm riding every chance i get):
no trying to look cool when your learning. you're gonna fall. or ride right into the grass like a noob.
you're gonna fall. embrace it. you'll get back up.
you're gonna fall. but one day you won't.
it's scary sometimes. it's a risk. but what glory when you take the risk and go down the hill even though you're scared!
what glory! crank the cinematic orchestra and fly! let creation embrace you as you embrace Creator.
...but you might have to say a little prayer of protection over yourself too.. (:
you might be stopped by an old man just standing over his bike in the middle of the path. talk to him! he'll tell you about his days trying to sell cigarettes in germany and say "and you will... you're young!" when you explain you're trying to learn to longboard.
in many ways, i want my life to be like riding a longboard. risk, trust, and a whole lotta beauty!
i came alive!
**and, here, on an unrelated note: this song that i am listening to over and over! holland, i think it's from you but i can't remember :/ it makes sense that it would be from you, though, cuz i love it (: