terça-feira, 4 de dezembro de 2012

Curve ball

(sorry but just English again today)
I am not a fan of Baseball and in good honesty know nothing about it besides what one sees in the movies. There is one movie in particular that I think it is called the Perfect Game that I have seen several times.
So from my non knowledgeable point of view, a curve ball is a ball thrown in a specific way to make it look like it is going one way but it is actually going another. It is a fast ball that is basically thrown to deceive it's catcher. If he is good, lucky or trained he will catch the ball.
So lately I have been thinking that some moments in life can be compared to a curve ball. Sometimes there is this "ball" that is thrown at you when you least expect it. It is then your chance to do something about it: you can 1, ignore it and pretend it is not coming, 2, face it and try to catch it so you can then get back into the game and have a chance to win or 3, you can miss the catch and see what happens.
Basically with the ball, as well as in life, you can do 3 things: pretend it is not happening, face it so you might have a chance of reversing the situation or give up and just let things happen.
I have a strong believe that these situations happen often in life. Sometimes you instantly recognize them and sometimes you don't.
When a curve ball is thrown at you something also happens: you can instantly see, even without looking, who your team players are. And it is at that moment, at that precise second when you look around and feel the warmth of your team players that you know. You know that you are loved, you know that you are cared for, you know that some asked God for his help. You just know the ones thar are yours
So when a curve ball comes into your life, it is not what the fact that it is coming that counts, it is what you decide to do with it that matters.
There are many sayings in life that could for sure resume my dissertation. But I like my curve ball analogy better.
Why? Well, because it gives you choices, it makes you suffer, it teaches you to reach for others, to have the humbleness to recognize your humanity, because it shows you how much you are loved.
More less a year ago my little sister got married. When we produced the film for her wedding, the music below was one that I chose to be in it. It's not very known but it is for me an Ode to Love.
This time I dedicate it to my team players! Thank you!

1 comentário:

  1. The song is lovely and simple and clear and fresh. Like the best things in life should be. Like a cool dring of sping water.
    I'm sure you'll throw that curve ball right back into the game.
    Thank you for being an inspiration and for helping to slowly bring back beauty and creativity and joy into my like. Without even knowing it.
    Lots Of Love <3


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