“What is a ski bum?” – 10 year old kid in lesson
“A ski bum is a person who loves skiing more than life itself” – me
When I was riding up the chairlift with my most recent lesson, one of the children pointed to a cabin directly under the lift.
“Do people live there?” He asked.
“Of course! Ski bums live there!” I said.
“Ski bum… Ski BUM!? What is a ski bum?”
“A ski bum is someone who love skiing more than…” I paused here because I had to think of something big, something that would get the point across, “… more than, LIFE ITSELF.”