"Clear The Mechanism..."  

RogueAgent000 50M
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6/4/2006 5:34 pm

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"Clear The Mechanism..."

Those who visit may remember that I am somewhat of a "movie guy" that watches a movie more than once...always picking up on something that was overlooked before, a bit of irony, or a moment of clarity...

I just finished watching For Love of the Game with Kevin Costner and Kelly Preston (1999). Not a huge draw at the box office...only receiving a couple of stars. I'm the typical sports guy, somewhat fanatical about what I'm into, and secure in admitting that I teared up watching Brian's Song (the original, not the recent releases) and still watch Rudy and Field of Dreams when I've been flipping channels.

A couple of aspects in the movie have hit home (pardon the pun) for me yet again. Costner's character, Billy Chapel (a pitcher) has the ability to shut out all external factors(crowd noise, etc.) allowing him to be in "the zone" for a particular time. I guess why I was fascinated with this, was how it translates to life and how often, if ever, are we really in "the zone" in what we do in ever day life?

I consider myself lucky to have been there at all. The first time while a Senior in high school, having been called back onto the court to break a tie to go to the District Championship, the 2nd during my Junior year in college trying to walk on the tennis team. The 3rd was right after the divorce, and while I was on vacation trying to determine my next course of action.

Costner's character is so consumed by baseball that he nearly misses out, and at one point pushes away the one thing that he didn't realize was right in front of him (Preston's character). His brilliant career a pitcher, and perfect performance (no-hitter) are all for not because she's not there; not in that she's unable to be at the game, but not there in his life.

So I'm left wondering...

We don't get many perfect moments or near perfect moments in time, if some of us get any at all. What do we take away from those? How do we make it out of the shadows and into the sunlight one last time?

Are we afforded more than one random encounter of near perfection? I certainly hope so...

absolutelynormal 56F
6563 posts
6/4/2006 5:45 pm

I think that everyone has more than one of those moments. My zone moments consist of getting everyone on the first stick when starting IV's on a given day.

In the mean time I am still in Savannah, I am ready to kill my mom. Good thing I don't have any baseballs or bats!

RogueAgent000 replies on 6/4/2006 5:49 pm:
I can only imagine what an off day would be like! Love Savannah and miss it...lived in H.H.I for a while. The PPK is at your disposal...

JuicyBBW1001 54F

6/4/2006 5:56 pm

I can only think of one perfect moment the day my daughter was born almost 7 years ago.


RogueAgent000 replies on 6/4/2006 6:05 pm:
Childbirth as I'm told is a beautiful thing...thanks for stopping by Juicy!

rm_wetfingeraz 53F
3012 posts
6/4/2006 6:46 pm

Just about everytime I lay hands on somebody, I go into the Zone. It's just a by-product of doing your soul's work.

RogueAgent000 replies on 6/4/2006 6:51 pm:
So very true...great realization!


6/5/2006 2:38 pm

Excitedly waiting for more! Great post!!! {=}

just a squirrel trying to get a nut

RogueAgent000 replies on 6/5/2006 8:54 pm:
Thanks MO...I think I might...

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