Life throws curveballs. Everyone kens this. We casually throw the term out to people suffering all the time. We realize they subsist and yet are perpetually surprised at when they transpire to us. That is what the curve ball is and in fact as described by good ol’ Webster a curveball is
"a ball that is pitched with a snap of the wrist and a vigorous downward spin, which causes the ball to drop suddenly and deceptively veer away from home plate."
The most intriguing word in this definition is “deceptively”. Even though we know curveballs subsist when they transpire to us we incline to feel apostatized or slighted in a very personal way. That is because the curveball is designed precisely for that purport. You cerebrate you witness it coming one way and BOOM it goes another way. Suddenly you are caught of sentinel and you swing one way and you miss. You are in disbelief. You SWORE you anticipated it, you prepared for it, you swung as hard as you could and you missed. The best baseball players in the world know very well about the curveball and they prepare for it and at times can adjust to it but alas sometimes the curveball is just too rapid and, they too, miss.
The way a baseball player deals with the curveball is pretty simple. Sometimes he hits sometimes he misses but he learns he will have another chance to hit it out of the park again. The curveball will appear to us as it does to everyone. The decision with what to do after is up to us. Prepare. Adjust. Swing with all your might. Try again the next time, but for God’s sake don’t give up. The curveballs of life do not have to be a terminus. Instead it is just a gateway to incipient commencements. Keep swinging, buddy! :)
Happy weekend & happy Eid al-Adha ~
S313, Oct 3 2014