|Who's On Your List?|
by Harry Cummins
If you have been so blessed as to freeze-frame certain athletes of your generation thru a lens of heightened sensitivity, you will be recompensed with the lingering gift of fond remembrance.
Memories of beauty in any of its forms are gifts that can transform us. Gifts that unveil the singular grace (or gracefulness) of those given moments that can change the way in which we SEE.
In pensive recollection this morning, here are 10 athletes that immediately step from the mist of my own fragmented memory. Ten names that beckon...'do you ever remember me'? Ten names that actually altered the way I came to view sport as an art form.
Sugar Ray Robinson
The next time you watch a sporting contest, look longer and deeper and wider. In the way we should all survey this sententious life that surrounds us. Start with the NBA Finals or the French Open this week. Find those moments the commentators and next day headline hunters will miss. These are your chance encounters with beauty.... to one day remember again.
"Sensitivity isn't about being wimpy, it's about
being so painfully aware that a flea landing
on a dog, is like a sonic boom"