I caught this trio on the way home from school a few years ago. I still have to chuckle when I look at these pictures. I guess they bring back memories of my own unstable moments on skates, and the not so graceful landings. My 'rink' was the frozen La Salle River, full of perfect cracks to get your blades stuck in. I never saw past my fear of breaking an ankle. So, that's where my dream of skating died - forever frozen or flowing on the river, depending which season we're in.
This 'skating rink' was behind our school. The boy obviously never even made it home after school, as he still has his school bag on his back. He was so bent on helping his friend learn the art of skating that he forgot about after school snack.
Lean on me.....
|"You can do it! Don't worry, we'll hold you up."|
|"Did you say, you'll hold me up? Didn't work."|
|"I think you should go like this. See, it's easy."|
|"I'll try it on my own now."|
|"Nope, it's not easy and the ice is really hard, too."|
|"I think I'm catching on! Woo-hoo!"|