Sunday, January 08, 2006

Rideau Canal Skateway Open - Hooray!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey TT,

Pesto here. I laced up my paw skates last night and ventured out onto our famed Canal for the first time in at least 5 lives. I nearly lost my 8th life as my forehead went flying into the skateway surface everytime my blades would hit another trecherous crack in the ice. You know, I had remembered skating along the canal as a much more enjoyable activity, but this time around, the experience was tainted by the knowledge that with every subsequent stroke I came closer to the next major wipe out that would ravage my wrists, bruise my hip or bloodie my knees. But then I had an epiphany: A canal without cracks is like Pesto without her imperfect ass. And so, embracing this realization, I gave-er from the Canal Ritz to downtown and back, pumping as hard as I could, knowing that the faster you skate the harder you fall. And there is nothing more beautiful than skating without fear of pain*, especially when the pain results from splendid "imperfection".

*Feel free to replace "skating" with "loving" in this sentence.

12:27 PM  
Blogger telltale tabby said...

Dear Pesto,

I'm overjoyed to hear that you:

1. survived your skate on the canal (managed to squeeze in an epiphany even);

2. are regaining your emotional footing.

I couldn't agree more that the pain of one bloody wipe out only enhances the euphoria of consistently skating hard.

My love and respect for you remain untouchable.


3:20 PM  

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