A Good Moment of 2015

Skiing takes everyone to new heights, to new barriers, to new ideas of where the line between fear and recklessness marks, it is a wonder in itself. Gliding through the snow, powder and ice, bumps and flat slopes and hills in the perfect conditions that Cypress offers, is a dream that only some people experience. I went down my first run on Christmas day and continued a bit into the next year.

Skiing is fear waxed onto the bottom of the skis , beauty and freedom condensed into the terrain and fleeting moments of recklessness that seem impossible for the timid. Just gliding, using muscle force and gravity is a journey of pain and fear of speeding. Speed is a necessity, without it, it is impossible to glide and create the feeling of flight-go too fast and skiing becomes dangerous- a fast and terrifying trip down the mountain. Everything has both sides-a black and a white- skiing’s good side is that it can teach you many things while experiencing a gem of Vancouver; it’s bad side can be woken by recklessness and lack of experience and this is when privileges can be revoked. Yet, fear is timid and when the brain realizes it is safe, it becomes almost natural to glide and fly away.  Skiing brings us to realizations of what you can do and what heights you can reach.

How can we choose the best moment of 2015, when there are ones equally important? Life becomes short and moments are treasured, and perhaps we try to create the best moment, when I believe there is no best moment, because all moments are important. Skiing is an adventure that begins, every time when you step off the ski lift, each first slide, something happens and watch it closely- for it is the thing the mountain runs entirely off of- the love of adventure and the exhilarating fear of every mountain goer.


Author: Henri Darkner

Life is harsh. Love is harsh. God makes it better. I've always loved to read, and daydream too. I love literary pairings in sounds and text, styles and images. My favourite book is 1984 by George Orwell.

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