Leon's Great Adventure
Leon was one spaced-out kid.
I never realized how much until he actually did it.
He told me this was a trick he'd been working on, but I never believed him. You wouldn't 've either. You know that.
"By the big ol' pine tree, down at the corner," he told me, "That's the spot. That's where it's gonna happen."
Ever the showman, he popped up on one wheel, slowed to a coast [I could never keep my balance like he did] and as he drifted past the tree, he followed his front wheel out of our space into some strange other place where I couldn't follow.
I hope it's better for him there.
It was a one way trip.