Thursday, I saw two kids skateboarding in the parking lot of a funeral home. There was pretty clearly a funeral happening at the time and who knows, maybe skateboarding is great grief therapy. To my crotchety eyes, the sight was disgustingly disrespectful. Maybe I should spend some dedicated time and attention to American funeral practices before feeling so bothered. Maybe this is part of a long standing ritual. Right?
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How have you not heard of this ritual? It’s four dharma wheels for each skateboard! The movement of the wheels are symbolic of the neverending circle of life. It reminds us that death is not the end, that life moves on even in the midst of grief, and that skateboarders are AWESOME.
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