Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Tennis - Life - REALITY

First, I want you all to know that my gas tank is at the 1/2 way point, and I have already made plans to fill it up to the top (not just $10, Don - though I wish it only cost that much to fill 1/2 a tank) before I head out to my tennis match tomorrow.

Yes, I play tennis. No, I'm not a pro or even a semi-pro. Yes, I must be a spoiled brat that I can actually go play tennis for 2 hours 3-days a week in the beautiful Californian sunshine. No, I don't feel the least bit guilty about that.

Okay, that's not true, I feel a little guilty about that. After all, I could be doing blogging, reading, thinking my own thoughts dishes, laundry, dusting, vacuuming, etc. etc. etc. But, I just supress those unwanted, dark, MADDENING, responsible thoughts and blithely go play tennis. Don't ask what happens when someone pulls at that thread by asking about the state of my home.

As I was standing on the tennis court today thinking about the beautiful sunshine, the crisp air cooling me off, and the competitive juices surging through me (did I mention the water cooler on the sidelines? Yeah, they have that too.), I was high on life. It felt great to be alive!

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Until I missed my overhead, and choked the following return. Boy oh boy how reality loves to send us crashing down to earth. Why am I as good as Steffi Graf in my head, but I play like that blonde girl from the movie Fletch?

6 comments:

Jannie Funster said...

I have never seen Fletch. I know, strange but true.

Try to hold onto that blissful high because missed balls and fouled-up ruturns are really all an illusion.

Anonymous said...

Being in the moment means that you experience both the joys and the "falls"... But, since He is there with you even in the least of these moments, you always have someone with whom to share that moment (even if your Mom is not there...lol). Yes, I am still here!

Don said...

Feel no guilt, old Tiff. Enjoy your good moments. Life is constant striving and not arriving. That's not depressing...it is life. Enjoy the journey.

steenky bee said...

Why can't I play tennis? Oh, wait...I'm horribly bad at it. That's why.

Tabitha Blue said...

Haha, well, at least you can play!! I'm no good at all I tell ya, no good at it. I pretty much ALWAYS miss the ball! :)

gingela5 said...

Oh tennis--that sport has totally gone over my head. I can barely--BARELY play on Wii!