This is a poem Teal wrote while she was a professional competitive ski racer. It is about skiing for the joy of it while waiting for her event to start and sitting in the snow at the top the race run, watching the other racers ski past her to make it to the course. It is about loving skiing so much that the risk of death doing a sport she loved, meant nothing because she felt so alive doing it. And how the sport had taught her to use her fear to her advantage. It is also about how much she loves the winter. The spiritual side of skiing!