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What They Were Thinking

Enjoying a skate at the Frog Pond

Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff

Every Sunday, Boston Globe photographer Stan Grossfeld asks the subject of one of his photos to explain what’s happening in the shot.

Up today: Drew Conserva, of Chiang Mai, Thailand, skates through the legs of William Forsling of Jacksonville, Fla., both students at Wentworth Institute of Technology, at the Boston Common Frog Pond, Dec. 5, 2013.

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Conserva: “I was thinking, there’s a game we play called Peanut Butter and Jelly where you go as fast as you can and then you slide down and yell, ‘peanut butter and jelly!’ It’s just a random phrase we use. It’s a little scary, a little shaky, because I’m afraid I’m going to take [out] his legs and he’ll fall on me. He’s my best friend; we’re both Christians, we go to the same church. I trust him with my whole heart. We push the boundaries as much as we can.”

Forsling: “I’m hoping he doesn’t hit me but I trust him enough to know he’s not going to hit me. I guess we try to get closer and closer to that adrenaline rush that we’re trying to get on the ice. It’s fun to just skate but once you start doing other things it’s that much better.”

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