Just some thoughts
Below is something I wrote in 2012. I still find life can be like a knuckle ball.
A KNUCKLE BALL
I think a knuckle ball can equate with life.
If you look up the definition of a knuckle ball, it will be described:
“A slow baseball pitch that moves erratically, unpredictable and that is thrown with a little spin by gripping the ball with the knuckles.”
This week, my wife and I had the good fortune to hear baseball player R.A. Dickey speak. He was the featured speaker, with Vince Gill and CeCe Winans as the entertainment for the evening. Quite an evening -- Winans, Gill and Dickey!
Dickey was the 2012 Cy Young Award winner in the National League just a few weeks ago. Dickey has revitalized his career by learning to throw a pitch called a knuckle ball. Very few pitchers in the history of baseball have been able to perfect this particular pitch.
Dickey’s thoughts for the evening were not just about baseball, but a story of beating back personal demons and overcoming extraordinary odds. His story is told in his current best-selling book, Wherever I Wind Up. As I sat at our dinner table listening, Dickey said something that made me think when he talked about his famous pitch, the knuckle ball. He said:
He went on to say, “It is a pitch that is so hard to throw perfectly. Standing on the mound, you never really know for sure what is going to happen. You just go into your windup and throw.”
Again, isn’t that life? You’re not sure what’s going to happen. Life’s hard and you just stand there, windup and throw.”
Never really knowing for sure where it’s going.
December 3, 2012