I think a part of the appeal is pushing what's possible: what's possible with you body and gravity. When I'm in a car or in a subway and I'm moving forward it's sort of when I get my best ideas. I think ideas are part of that moving forward mentality where you're always pushing. I'm always figuring out how to navigate challenges and situations. This is going to be really hard to articulate but what's sort of beautiful about motion is that we're on this giant rock moving through space - not to get real trippy - but it's the only way I can really describe it. Even when we're standing still we're moving and when we're sleeping the other side of the world is moving so we have this collective consciousness of always looking at each other and looking at what other people are doing. It just never stops because you can never pause time. You can reflect on your past and think about what you want in your future but even now you can't just be like lets stop this conversation - there's still energy happening. The silence is still happening. You can't pause from life and I think it's sort of that energy that really drives me to create. I'm more comfortable in motion than standing still. When I backflip, I don't think about anything. You're not burdened by your thoughts because you're moving so fast. There's a level of trust with the environment and your confidence. Even when I'm bombing a hill on my skateboard there could be a rock or a stick or a crack but it's weird - if you're nervous and think about those things you have a higher chance of finding a rock and tripping. Being present is paralleled with life. If you're uneasy about it, you're going to hit rocks with your relationships with people. If you're in the present moment, accepting and confident it's more of a smooth road through life. I think even when people think that they're moving they can also be standing still. If you take the same commute to work - because you're choosing that same path everyday - there are so many missed opoortunities and discoveries that I think could ultimately change the output of something so major. Little universal things trigger other things. You have coffee with this person. You have a discussion with this person. So one of the things I celebrate about moving is embracing getting lost a little bit. Rolling with the unexpected happy accidents. Like if I miss a train I don't sweat it. I'm not running up the stairs, trying to push through people. I'm like: you know what? Maybe the next song on my iPod will be great and the next train won't have piss on the floor. Maybe it'll be empty. I see everything as an opportunity to explore. If I get lost, I don't get frustrated. Go with the flow. I think that's a part of the motion of living.