In this picture Rene Mesones is just chilling. He’s happy. You usually don’t see him off his skateboard. He’ll play a game of flat ground skate or ride the C-Ledge. He’ll ride just about anywhere. And there are other skaters on the team who are similarly positive and energized. Guys who just don’t stop, who are always learning, always trying things that are uncomfortably new.
This is Elijah Akerley. He and my friend Chris Peterson are totally positive and they tear up everything they skate. If the weather is good on Wednesday, the Gould Academy team, Chris, Elijah, and Nolan Monroe are all skating Lewiston. It should be an epic day. But perhaps the point is that these guys are great to skate with because everyday is pretty great. And maybe that’s the key.
As is written in the Tao Te Ching “The more they assist others, the more they possess
The more they give to others, the more they gain.” Me, I’m feeling lucky that I have so many cool friends to skate with, how about you?