Sunday, March 13, 2011
Ask The Sun About The Future, She'll Say Its Bright. Ask The Rain, He'll Say The Sun Is An Asshole
I wanted to talk about the difference between parkour and freerunning, or how people are losing touch with the true nature of parkour...but i wont.
Too many people talk about that, and I'm not one to do what everyone else does. Its the reason I started Parkour in the first place.
At my school, in the rural/city of Brockton, we fall into the category of 'those kids'. Its like a high school you see in the movies. some things are different, for example: there's not alot of PUBLIC bullying. We have those cliques that have the usual suspects, but they all mesh together.
Freshman year, I didnt fit in anywhere. My primary goal was to become one of the 'cool kids'. I had just spent 3 years of my life being that nerdy kid who though he was smarter than everyone (for my defense: i did not think i was smarter than everyone, I just knew more than them...random information.). I had a few friends that I guess they pitied me so much that they chose to give me a chance. Those kids are my best friends now.
Now i didnt know about Parkour, WHATSOEVER. I never even thought of the movement i saw when i first started. I saw the world through the eyes of a prisoner...a prisoner of my own mind, a prisoner of my fear.
What I'm getting at is, We were all once that person, a prisoner. You cant deny it. Only what you've done since you hit your knees for the first time doing a kong vault and saying: 'Lets try again', have you been released from that prison.
Life is the greatest teacher, You can chose to learn from it, or you can ignore it and get no where.
Life teaches through pushing you, seeing when you'll crack under pressure and give up.
Give up and crawl back to your prison
Once i started parkour, It was like the start of an intricate plan to escape this prison.
I have done more things in my life these last 3 years than i have in my whole life.
I found the greatest love of my life Deanna Marshall, only because I escaped the fear of any consequences I might face. (my father is was and still is the most ignorant person i have come in contact with...)
I found 2 families I can call my own. One being my girlfriends family. The other being Team Hub Freerunning Of Boston, Massachusetts.
I found my goal in life, Being a Photographer. Only cause I risked $609.37 on a camera i didnt know how to use. But i told myself that i would go for it.
Most importantly, I've learned to look at myself. I say thats the most important because people go there whole lives trying to change other people into what they want them to be, When all they need to do is change themselves.
Its easier to change yourself than to change the world...
So this Blog was mainly for those people who are still curious about what parkour is.
well parkour is whatever you want it to be.
it can be your ticket out of a broken home when you get that sponsorship with some company
it can be that stress relief you need when your girlfriend/boyfriend breaks up with you because they are moving away and theres nothing you can do to stop it.
it can be the only thing that keeps you from joining a gang, or from drugs, or from murder.
I'm saying that parkour isn't just movement.Freerunning isn't just movement.
They are life. Hell, it could be a religion.
Everyone has there reasons for doing parkour.
Just cause they don't have the same reasons as you doesn't give you the right to tell them they aren't doing parkour, or that they should do this or that.
Excuse my French but : Shut The Fuck Up And Trace.
Cause the future of parkour and freerunning is like the weather. They are alway conflicting each other, but some people like to go out during a thunderstorm.
Im one of those people