Thursday, May 17, 2012

Lanes

Life. It's all about keeping in your lanes, playing by the rules and celebrating by just finishing. I see lots analogies  lurking in my daily travels. Sports, games and life. I grew up playing every sport or game I could get my hands on. If it had a ball or a puck or involved any sort of competition, I was game. And I must say, back then, winning was everything. There was no getting around it. All the guys drove this adage into each of our brains. You couldn't really survive with our gang believing anything but. If you wanted to survive and have fun with us, you played to the last out, the last move, the last second. I've grown a bit since then. Some of my friends have not. Me? I still enjoy the game, the hunt, the moves but it isn't close to life or death anymore. I'm not overly competitive these days... just the way I like it. Let's play!

8 comments:

  1. As an adult, you have softened your competitive edge, but as a young athlete you probably followed Lombardi's philosophy:

    "Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing."
    Vince Lombardi

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  2. That is a nice shot of a track. -- barbara

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  3. And this is one great shot Bird!
    V

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  4. I am not competitive at all! I just enjoy the doing of it all.

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  5. I agree with Virginia. Awesome shot.

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  6. Strong image. It makes me think of blood and the final seconds ticking away, of a game, of life - who knows.

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  7. hmmm.
    i like the pic!
    as for keeping in your lane or playing by the rules.... i try to do that, but i get so frustrated by so many that dont... its funny. when you are a kid, there is always your mom or dad you can report any injustice to. and just that is usually enough to feel better. but as an adult there is no one you can turn to for that... or at least, its different, because you know it just happens and hardly ever something can be done....

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