This is another one of those videos I didn’t intend to make, but while I was doing my usual lap around the Mile Square, I came across a group of kids skateboarding near the mall entrance on Washington and Illinois. By the end of our session, there were three generations of skateboarders shredding outside the now defunct Chammps.
attempting to keeep up with the two generations of skateboarders
Two of the guys I had met previously, Oren & Terrell, remembered me from one day down on the Circle. I noticed they had improved a lot since last seeing them last. Apparently they had been practicing instead of slacking.
While videoing them, a guy offered $5 for the best trick. Terrell ended up collecting the $5 with a backside 180 boneless. Then a line cook in his 30’s from the now defunct Champps Americana restaurant out on a smoke break started doing tricks.
What was a great 1/2 hour or so session with three generations of skateboarders was later followed up by a fantastic dinner with the extended Hurst clan, but that’s another story for a whole other forum. I will say that we had an excellent meal at Sangiovese in Fishers followed up by a few adult beverages and plenty of laughs.
before our three generation of skateboarders impomptu session
Earlier, in the morning while coming to work, I managed to snag a clip of a construction foremen I’ve seen operating various equipment and directing several workers over the last few months. Like so many other people I pass by while videoing, he flashed me the peace sign.
SERMON ON THE PHOTOSPOT
After a few hours in the office, I headed out to the circle to eat my lunch. There, I encountered yet another case of street preacher stage fright Although he may have been trying to shout to the tops of the skyscrapers, I could not hear him even at a distance of five feet. Even Moses was shy at one time though.
For those who have something to say, don’t be shy about it. Speak up. All we have is the moment. Holding back or being reserved about what weighs heavy on our hearts may end without anyone ever us at all.