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Batter's Meditation!

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 18 August 2016 in Sport & Recreation.

The Batter stands alone - embodying a moment that we all have:

In those moments before "the pitch;"
He thinks about the last time....whether it was good or bad;
If it was bad, he prays for a better outcome;
If it was good.....He prays for a "better better" outcome!

The rest of the world is shut away....
As the batter swings and visualizes....prays and dreams;

Aren't we all a little bit like the batter?
We swing at every "pitch".... hoping for a home run.
If we strike out we are depressed and mad.
If we get a "hit" we feel cocky and proud.

The Batter is our soul and our prayer.
and our ego as well....he joins in our Moment of Meditation ...we pray must be good.

NIKON D800 1/2000 second F/3.5 ISO 200 28 mm (35mm equiv.)

** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"

- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)

- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.

::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
EARTH WIND AND FIRE;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"
; Earth Wind and Fire

NIKON D800
1/2000 second
F/3.5
ISO 200
28 mm (35mm equiv.)

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