Queen Guenevere is about to burn at the stake. Seconds before raging flames engulf her silken gown, a chivalrous knight astride a white charger gallops in to rescue her. All along, King Arthur secretly prays for Lancelot to slice the ropes binding Guenevere. Arthur doesn’t want her to die. The King’s love for his Queen is far greater than her paramour’s.
We sometimes get lost searching for beyond. We shove away from yesterday, when yesterday wasn’t so bad. Then we get ourselves jammed in today and must wiggle toward tomorrow. Venturing out is fine, but one must be prepared to accept what surprises await on the other side. Often times if we’re patient, things alter course in their own natural time.
Venturing out, I tripped into directionless mode. A day or two off from art, writing and technology served me well. I read an excellent book, Same Kind of Different as Me and had a good cry. I read one more book to further reclaim my happy. Every other page highlighted a memorable quote with deeper sentiments beyond the sports figures who uttered them.This book took the form of, The Bathroom Sports Quiz Book. Please don’t ask me where I was while reading. 😉
Last night I looked at my beautiful family, thanked Above for all I have in this moment, then smacked myself upside the head and got back to doing what it is I do…
“There comes a time in every man’s life and I’ve had plenty of them.” -Casey Stengal, baseball manager
“A good sport has to lose to prove it.” -Anonymous
“Sometimes they write what I say and not what I mean.” -Pedro Guerroro, baseball player
“My greatest strength is that I have no weaknesses.” -John McEnroe, tennis player
“We’ll do all right if we can capitalize on our mistakes.” -Mickey Rivers, baseball player
“Absolute silence, – that’s the only thing a sports writer can quote accurately.” -Bobby Knight, basketball coach
“They should move first base back a step to eliminate all those close plays.” -John Lowenstein, baseball player
“I’m not allowed to comment on lousy officiating.” -Jim Finks, football G.M.
“I just try to concentrate on concentrating.” -Martina Navratilova, tennis player
“Fear was absolutely necessary. Without it, I would have been scared to death.” –Floyd Patterson, former heavyweight boxing champ
“We can’t win at home. We can’t win on the road. As a general manager, I just can’t figure out where else to play.” -Pat Williams, basketball G.M.
“A lot of horses get distracted. It’s just human nature.” –Nick Zito, winning horse trainer
“If it’s undisputed, what’s all the fighting about?” -George Carlin, referring to term “undisputed champion”
Thank you for your kind patience and uber-gracious comments. I’m honored to know each and every one of you. May you dream of gilded washrooms, heated seats, cool bidets and warm saunas. You all deserve royal bathrooms worthy of Camelot.
The above sports quotes were selected from, The Bathroom Sports Quiz Book (2003), by Jack Kreismer
Pencil sketches done after lunch but before dinner