High Hopes

Blog 2057 – 05.13.2021

On Hitting A Moving Target

It is said that hitting the bulls-eye of a stationary target is relatively easy, but that hitting a moving target is a far more difficult feat. Many who prefer American football to baseball say of the later that it is too slow and long a game and that it should not in their opinion even be called at contact sport. But many of those in my generation, who began this adventure when baseball was still very much the American Pastime still thrill at the sound of a bat ringing and the immediately following sound of the crowd roaring as another ball sails over the outfield fence. The skill it takes to hit a speeding sphere with a round bat is still a thing of beauty to see and hear.

Hitting a moving target is to me a metaphor for life itself and indeed baseball is to me a better metaphor of life than football. Many see life as a struggle and “no pain no gain” is their mantra. “Take aim” is mine as I picture it my mind baseball greats Babe Ruth and Reggie Jackson pointing their bats to the fence taunting the pitcher and at the same time showing the crowd just where they intended to send his next pitch and then doing it and rounding the bases home to the adulation of both their regular fans and even the opposing team and their fans.

I believe that it is not only possible to hit a moving target, but that that is the goal of life. We can achieve and actually do hit what we aim at. The problem is not that the targets are too far away or moving too fast, but that we often just do not aim high enough. I believe with all my heart and am glad and grateful that everything that I could ever want or need is already mine and coming to me at just the right time and in just the right way from my loving and infinite source.

What do you say we hit another one out of the park today, for ole time sake?

Your friend and fellow traveler,

David White


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