Last week I saw this guy for the first time after I crashed my bike and needed reconstructive face surgery. Since I'm in recovery now, I can't play with him how I usually do, running, jumping, dancing, wrestling.
Worried about this guy being scared to see how I looked( only a few days after sugery ), to my surprise I see my young nephew walk into my house last week with a @techdeck - a toy I have never seen him play with in the 5 years he's been on earth so far. I immediately realized that fingerboarding had evolved, while I simultaneously felt the timeless comfort and satisfaction of popping an ollie. The griptape felt good on my fingers. I was hooked before my hands even touched it.
This was fate interweaving itself again into life's biggest challenges. I first learned fingerboarding as an injured 14 year old who wanted to enjoy the summer outside, and I'm rediscovering it as a 26 year old who recently experienced major head and facial trauma.
Today I got to see this psychic prodigy, my nephew, again. I knew he's too young to appreciate the wood fingerboard I just received (my first), so I got him a few @techdeck and let him try out some of my prototypes and meanderings :) Turns out one of the @enjoi tech decks was the same exact one he brought over just one week earlier- and he had just broken it a couple days ago.
There's little better than the feeling of making a kid happy and, laughing deeply, childlike, because he is making you happy right back.
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