Friday, December 23, 2011
Downtown on Ice
Well, we might not be able to bring the snow but it looks like we can bring the ice. For all of the people in SoCal looking for a white Christmas, events like these are probably as close as you are going get. It's pretty cool, though. Everyone seems to be having a blast skating 'round and 'round in circles. I'm halfway tempted to go out there myself but I'm still not quite sure yet if I even know how. The only real memory I seem to have of skating on ice is that ice is really REALLY hard..especially when you land on it, and that can't be a good sign. So, I think I will continue to sit on the bench on this one which is not that bad since they provide a little entertainment on stage for the people on the sidelines. Every once in a while they will even have the kids go up there to perform which is probably my personal favorite. What can I say, I've got a small soft spot for the little buggers. Children see the world the way it was meant to be seen, as a place of wonder and magic. Everything is new to them, and all they really want to do is have is fun. The same goal that we all have, but as the years pass the weight of the world crushes our spirit, somehow smashing the dream along with it until all that is left is a mindless drone stuck in a routine of creating more routine. We might think that we are smarter than them, but in actuality kids are much smarter. They know how to do something we don't, enjoy life in it's truest form.. simplicity. If we hope to catch up to them then we really need to take it back to basics. Maybe even pick up a few old tricks along the way that have been long since forgotten.. like learning how to play.