Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Life's High Jumps

"Carl and the High Jump" watercolor (6" x 8")
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Although I have a deep appreciation for athleticism, and I myself stay physically fit, the High Jump has always baffled me....the thought of jumping...actually hurling yourself over a bar set so high...backwards and in a contorted way....seems like an art in itself. Kudos to all those who have accomplished such a feat (especially Carl)! It looks awkward, I wonder if it feels awkward...but look at how fun it can be too-falling down into a padded mat..... Reminds me of the goals and accomplishments in life....they may be awkward, they may be difficult, but think of the satisfaction of getting over a bar set so high...and how fun the fall down could be!