I am a baseball junkie, for over fifty years. I have been a player, umpire, coach, proud parent, groundskeeper, concession stand worker, fan, and most of all a lover and observer of the game at many levels – youth, high school, minor leagues, and major league. I see the game for itself, but most importantly after all these years as a metaphor – a connection portal between our past and our present – one is not separate from the other.
The game is not about the score, about who did what, or about the crowd noise. The game is about a simple back and forth. Take the pebble from my hand – or in this case take the ball – hold it, throw it back to me and I will throw it back to you. Think about this give and take – there is trust, responsibility, and if the throw goes awry – then forgiveness.
There is no failure in trying, just an opportunity to improve through effort. Take the ball from my hand and let’s have a game of catch.