Humanity comes in lots of different shapes, sizes, colors, emotions… One of these, very South African forms of humanity is the game of Rugby (this passion is also seen in New Zealand, and our two mighty nations will clash again in 20 minutes time…oh happy days!)
There is just nearly nothing as self assured as a winning team, running onto the field of play, and then forming a circle to just recommit to give their all…
This is our local High School’s First Team… one of these humans is my eldest son.
And then play gets underway, and as seen in the fantastic book Asterix in Great Britain, the game without rules starts playing and the blood starts flowing…
Well- off to the television to see the Springboks beat up the All Blacks again ( I wish!!!) Top experience of the game of Rugby, played by very weird humans…
by michelle w. on October 5, 2013
Describe what it feels like to hear a beautiful piece of music or see a stunning piece of art.
Photographers, artists, poets: show us BEAUTY.
Beauty in the eye of the beholder… hmm- let me think about that one…
We just lost a rugby game against New Zealand, but what a match! it hurts, but well done All Blacks, you are the best (at the moment…) They would call it a stunning piece of art, I suppose… (Like Kieran Reed’s ears… 🙂 )
Anyway, while our hearts were breaking, my daughter had a lot of fun at Sun City…..
Beauty is Africa’s animals. And, like any dad would think- my daughter!
And like Forrest Gump said: That is all I want to say about that…
by michelle w. on September 27, 2013
When you’re giddy with excitement, does time speed up? Slow down? Tell us about the experience of anticipation.
Photographers, artists, poets: show us WAITING.
As it is his 13th birthday today: here is my take on WAITING:
Sport has so much WAITING!
- Waiting to get a chance to go on the field of play
- Waiting for the ball to come your way,
- Waiting for the chance to go for the goal line
- Waiting for the glory
But: You have your mother’s adoring look:
Whatever the score, whether you score or mess it up- she still loves you a lot!
Are YOU looking, dad? My heart rate is up, time is slowing down, I just want to be YOUR hero today!
Look, Dad, I have the ball!
The try in the game of Rugby came later…
The Lesson for today: Don’t let your son beg for your approval. Do not let them wait to hear that you love them… They don’t have to perform to earn your love, they just have to BE!