When my proto-daughter, Alice Popejoy, took up parkour four years ago—”freerunning” up buildings, over walls, along branches, you get the idea—I thought it was a cool, wack, pastime for youngers. That changed when she sent me this short documentary. I don’t think I’ll be scaling water towers any time soon, but it suddenly occurred to me that I could be scrambling around a jungle gym with my grandchildren instead of watching staidly from the sidelines. There’s a little ageist language (“foreveryoung!”) but the overall message is provocative and inspiring.
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This is so cool! I think it just goes to show that just because there’s a stereotype of who does what sort of sport, doesn’t mean there aren’t people out there that break that mold. Thanks for sharing this!