Monday, May 24, 2010

Rope-a Dope

Let's get upbeat from yesterday's post. Last Friday, the sun was shining, spirits were high and the deck hands were 'dazzling the ladies' with their rope work. All was right in the world! Me? I was looking for images in my day, as I always do, with Nikon at the ready. The contrast of the the rugged rope and small sneaker caught my eye, as lines were cast and we got underway aboard the Bay Mist, a Casco Bay Lines vessel. Of course, the 'rope-a-dope' byline today was in tribute to Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr.; January 17, 1942),commonly associated with Ali in his "Rumble in the Jungle", October 30, 1974, fight against George Foreman. Ali's plan was to lie against the ropes and let Foreman pummel him, 8 rounds or so, and get so tired he would NOT be ready for Ali's furious finish. Mission accomplished! Down goes Foreman! It was over. Ali... forever young!


  1. What am interesting connection between the rope and the Ali episode!

  2. Can you imagine Ali as a little boy fitting into that tiny sneaker? He must have been such an interesting child to parent.