I own a skateboard for the first time in four or five years. I can’t believe I went so long without one. It already feels like such an important part of my life again. There is something about setting a goal and pushing yourself until you meet it. Not over the course of weeks or months, but minutes and hours. It feels so good to try something over and over. To fall down and get bruised and scraped. And finally to do exactly what you’ve been trying to do. While most of my life is spread out, gradual, skateboarding is immediate and visceral. It’s all about balance.