Write about what you know? This makes me imagine both an endless list and a very short one with the short one being much closer to reality. For what its worth I know some stuff about downhill skiing, or at least I have spent a large percentage of my limited time alive around skiing. Possibly only surpassed by very few things like sleeping, eating and breaking rules. An ideal day for me would likely included all 3 activities.
I bought skis before I had ever skied. One of my closest friends had just started skiing and he told me it was better than the next iPhone and that was in 1975. Renting skis was expensive and he convinced me rental skis were a waste. Plus they didn’t rent skis at out local sledding hill. If I had my own skis then we could just walk down the street with out skis and get busy. I have a paper route so I had my own savings. I told my mom I wanted to buy some skis that were on sale. She said “No”, “You have never been skiing”. Always ready for a quick answer I said I had been skiing and loved it. Of course she was surprised because I had never been skiing. Not sure how much I had to defend my statement, but in the end she took me to the ski shop and I bought all new equipment and shortly there after it snowed a couple inches so, my friend an I went to the local hill, probably less than 100 yards of hill and maybe 30 feet of vertical rise of non stop radical fun. We strapped in at the top of the “run” and pushed off. 15 feet later I skied over a piece of cardboard hidden under the snow. I skies his the grass below and stopped. My thumb stopped about the same time I face hit the snow. My face was quite accustomed to hitting the snow however my thumb was bent back in a rather unnatural fashion. My thumb was broken, ski season ended, but not my Carree. All though high school we skied several times each winter, on a paperboys salary. After a semester of university I took a semester off to work in a ski area… Skiing remained a large part of my life until finely I got a job as a professional ski patroller until I went to nursing school. Once I graduated and was was looking for my first nursing job I worked as a ski instructor and a volunteer ski patroller too. After I moved to the French alps I also skied as much as time would allow. Now that I have established my expertise or at least my unnatural obsession with said activity. I am reaching my point which is to address the meaning of life and how we humans organize our society.
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