Monday, January 7, 2008

What's Stopping You?

It's the middle of winter and my sun deprived brain is struggling with finding a creative spark. So, I've been making my way through an fun little book about stimulating creativity through creating visual chronicles of our lives using fiber, fabric, paper, ink, etc. (I love anything that involves me getting to touch fabric.) Anyway, the reader is instructed to create a topical prompt list to refer to when we're feeling brain dead for ideas. One of the prompts the author suggests is insecurities or things that hold us back. Well, having some expertise in that area, I am led to the following reader question:

What social activity or situation do you avoid because of a personal insecurity (silly, serious or otherwise)?

I avoid: any activity like watching softball or volleyball in which a ball may come my way that I need to throw back to the playing area.

Why: I can't properly throw a ball of any sort. (I can do a granny underhand throw, but that doesn't count.) When I throw a ball overhand, it lands about ten feet away following a tragic trajectory from my hand to the ground. Children have stood in stunned silence when I've tried to return a stray football to them across the street. People have tried to teach me to throw, but I get all anxious and freaky. Ask me some time how many throws it once took me to return a ball from outfield to infield in Little League. Just ask.

If you are reading this, consider yourself tagged.


Coaster Punchman said...

Oh no, not the sad story of the little gay boy who throws like a girl. The great American tragedy.

Mnmom said...

he he he he he he he

michaelg said...

Yes, CP. It's being made into a movie of the week on Lifetime starting Valerie Bertinelli and Melissa Gilbert.
MNMom, what are you up to?

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