practice practice practice

every time now i see an athlete performing some amazing maneuver i think of “ronaldo”, one of the kids on our street.

rolando is outside on our street practicing with his skateboard, bike and scooter (the kids kind) for hours *every* day. most days he’s joined by a few of the other homies from the hood, but you can always count on him being there. he has gone over his ramp so many grazzilion times that the sound of zzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZ-clomp-clomp-zzzzzzzz has become quite relaxing.

and i confess that ronaldo’s real name is owen – but he frequently has a soccer jersey on with ronaldo (european football star) on the back so he’s ronaldo to me.

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