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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

You take your car to work, I'll take my board

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The titles quotes "Surf Wax America," a song by Weezer.

I'm not a surfer, but I used to skate.
Having just turned 20, I think back on my teenage years, trying to piece together my existential puzzle, and I remember the freedom of skateboarding - a freedom which other skaters might not necessarily enjoy as I know that in some countries (I'm not naming names) it is against the law to skate in public...but it isn't like that in my country.
Sure, little old ladies tell you off, some even say that you're going to hell for it (that can happen if you skate the steps of a church), they ask you why you do it, they say it's stupid because you'll break bones, et caetera, but there are no police officers to stop you.

What I feel when I'm riding is kind of like what I feel when I'm making music. There's no other way to say it than "I'm king of the world" (I know, cheesy, right? I guess as a creative person I should find something better than that to describe it).
I guess I never was a die-hard skater, though, because one (double) wrist fracture did it for me.

The thing is, I take the tram every morning and it's getting very repetitive and there's a dude the plays the same song on the accordeon every single day, and he always happens to catch the same tram as I do.

Should I get my deck out and skate instead of take the tram? My heart says "Yes" and my brain says "No way. You're crazy. It will take you twice as long and you're twenty times as likely to get hurt."
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