I ride into the night, letting the cool air sway with my body, the wheels of my skateboard drift along the smooth streets of Brooklyn under the evening skies. My mind races fast, all the events that surround me, career, love, family, passion, ups and downs.
I first think of love, with the heavy hits I have endured. The highs and predictable lows of one love after another, knowing in the end that you have always just been a rebound lover. Out of all those crazy nights, not one of them had ever whispered “I love you.” Solo you walk the streets, wondering who you will meet, share, cherish, and finally get to hear those three little words from.
Still you skate on, letting your anger and rage melt away with the sounds of the gentle breeze of the night.
You think of your family, the love they give you, the pain they hold and tell through their eyes, but yet won’t speak a drop of it. An uncle you can only reach by phone, hearing his lonely cries as he speaks true poetry and truth, and yet you cry, knowing no one will listen to him like you do. Praying to some God, that someone will some day.
Still, you ride through the night. Listening to the cool and soft breeze.
You think of your career, the tilting point, everything is on the line. Your gonna risk it all for your art, not in an act of selfishness, but for the pure essence of art that most others are blind to see, the act of giving.
All forces of nature work against you, even those who are privileged, but yet you fight the fight, cause you have something to say… Something you stand for.
But yet, you skate on carving up the street, passing the late night drivers in this silent summer night. Feeling like you did 13,000 feet above sea level in Colorado. Snowboarding and Riding untouched trails in the Rocky Mountain back country. Gliding through mounds of snow, high in the heavens, like you can touch God. Speeding down an incline that no man would dare, carving though snow like butter, and in the moment knowing you are untouchable. And you know that in this life you will be and forever untouchable. To take the hits and move. Life is to short to stop the skate, the ride, the enjoyment of all the little things that make a journey.