The end of the ski season is bittersweet. The open source compilation slide show of the season made the 2007 winter seem so long ago. Viewing everyone smiling, being silly, almost childlike, makes us remember what skiing is all about: play. Where else can we go into our recent memory banks to find so much frolic? I think the slide show said it all. Seeing one another again, reliving the winter’s adventures, kissing cheeks, and sharing plans for the spring and summer season was the official congratulation to season well done.
I’d like to welcome new board members and officially thank outgoing ones for their outstanding dedication. A warm welcome to new club members and heartfelt re-embrace to renewing members. Here’s to continued success for the only ski club in New Jersey that has a waiting list!
I couldn’t resist this poem for beginners and experts alike. It really sums it up for all of us who carry around the child within and aren’t afraid of life’s challenges.
I’m very good at skiing.
I have a kind of knack
For I can do it frontways
And also on my back.
And when I reach the bottom
I give a sudden flop
And dig myself in sideways
And that’s the way I stop.
Marchette Chute, from Winter Poems