Sunday, April 18, 2010


Here is an odd fact probably uninteresting to anyone but me: As I was pushing a beach ball around on the surface of my swimming pool, I suddenly realized that I have never enjoyed a sport that uses a ball larger than a tennis ball. Tennis and golf I have loved, and I have enjoyed billiards, but other ball games I've never liked.

(Yes, a baseball is larger than a tennis ball.)

The greatest sport of all, however, uses no ball. It is sailboat racing. Being propelled over the water by the wind, and wind alone, is the closest a human can come to Harmony with Heaven.