Concrete Alchemists: Why We Should Think More Like Skateboarders
Before we share this essay, just wanted to give a shout out to Merideth at No-merit.com for publishing some inspiring writing. She handmakes patches and pouches and part of her profits go to paying the bonds of people accused of crimes in Cook County, Illinois. So not only by supporting No-Merit you would be helping people get out of jail and supporting an independent artist at the same time! Now here is an essay about a way to view the world, that will leave you thinkning differently after reading!
I used to live a few blocks from this spot in Los Angeles. At first glance it looks pretty forgettable. However, if you’re a skateboarder you might’ve called it church. I didn’t find out until later how well known it was even though I’d always see a gang of dudes skating there. It appears that in the past few years the owners have mostly put a stop to skating on the premises. In the RIP posts people called it “classic”, “legendary”, “infamous”.