Monday, July 28, 2008
Marco and I talk regulary about Passion for life. He is at a stage in his life where he is trying just about everything but not really doing any of it passionately. That's not totally true. One of the the things he is really passionate about is reading and that's really cool. Obviously that passion comes from his mother because it takes me about 2 years to finish a page in a book. Anyway he's taking a shot at Soccer, Track, Basketball, and Skateboarding right now. Can you guess where the above pictures are from? No, it's not track. It's Skateboarding. I have yet to see this up close because this happened while I was on the plane. It looks awfully painfull but his mother tells me he is really proud of the wound. That smells like a bit of passion. For his recent birthday all he wanted was a grinding rail. So on Saturday he and I went to the local Hornbach (Home Depot in German) and purchased the makings of a griding rail. Total bill was 8 euro. We then went home to build it. I'm sure the above wounds were caused by a grinding attemp on the new rail.
On this same day clear across the world, Marco's cousin Elliot was on his skateboard, fell off as often happens and broke his arm.
I've heard somewhere that if you really want something, want it really bad, you do what it takes to get there. I recently read "We might as Well Win" by Johan Bruyneel the team director of the teams Lance was on. The book is all about the thoght if if you're going to do it, you might as well go after it and win! Marco and I'm sure Elliot were all over it. Both were probably trying some trick they had never done before. Trying to win over gravity while keeping a board between their feet and the pavement with nothing but great balance. The pavement won this round but based on their current attitudes, they will win the overall.
It's a good life...