Bending down to tie my shoe I caught a sliver of the moon settled in the western horizon.  A friendly smile amongst the stars as I pushed past street lights and fears.  My thoughts wander a bit too far if I sit dormant for too long.  “You think too much,” it’s something I’ve heard from enough friends not to believe.

The constant rhythm of cracks in the side walk turns my mind blank for awhile.   There’s a special meditation that happens when I skate alone at night.  I can’t describe it, and I don’t try for fear of losing the magic.

Out here I feel most at peace.  It’s where life makes a little more sense.  I enjoy good company and don’t usually look for ways to be alone.  But when I am, and the room is too quiet for too long, I go skateboard.

It just feels good!


Kyle FitzPatrick enjoys photography, a bit of writing, playing the gui-tar, surfing, skating, building stuff and dabbling in just about anything.

About The Author

Lauren Rains is the editor at large of Outdoor Minded Mag. She is struck by wanderlust, and spends most waking hours of her life either exploring the outdoors around the globe or working on various passion projects be it film to microadventures to cooking chili. You can read about her adventures in life, biz and travel on her blog, and catch up with her on Twitter at @LaurRAINS.

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