Thursday, September 24, 2015

That’s How They Roll

Skateboarders go their own way, smoothly.

This kid in the photo was across from me on the 6 train the other morning. Kids with skateboards look cool to me. Independent. In touch with some glide.

Some go by me when I’m holding my sign. Heading to high school or college. The streets are clogged with impatient cars. No matter to them. If my sign is angled in a way they can see it, they acknowledge it with a peace sign or a hook-‘em-horns hand gesture. They grin at it. They think the sign’s cool. If I had t-shirts with the sign on it, they’d wear one.  Black kids on skateboards are the coolest thing there is.

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