The above photo and prayer generated lots of comments from my subscribers. Thank you! One provided a lively quote from Teresa of Avila. Merci! Gracias!
The names of hard-to-hit pitches in baseball are so colorful: curve, splitter, knuckle ball, cutter, two- and four-seam fastball, forkball, slider, changeup, and screwball. The latter describes a movie genre (and perhaps my prayer).
Bill asked for a high-res version of the image to use as background wallpaper for his computer screen. If you’d like one, just ask! If you give me your monitor’s screen size in pixels, I will crop the image to fit. Or maybe you want to use my photo as a template for a hooked rug! (Ellen implied she wanted to steal it.)
Christine mentions an annual Austin, Texas photo calendar. That was the Book of Days. I published it 1976 to 1994 with the help of many friends. Each issue had 60 photos by 60 different photographers, chosen each year by a different editor or editors.
And, thanks, Valerie, for recognizing my crouton-stacking abilities. As long as I don’t drink caffeine, I don’t get muscle tics. Click here to learn more about my rare talent as a croutoniere.
–Danny Schweers, Wednesday, June 18, 2014
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Can’t beat that morning sun!
Christine wrote to one of her friends:
an old friend of my brother sends these regularly. he used to do an annual Austin [Texas] photo calendar – i thought you’d like this one. querido.
Good one! Any chance I could get a large version of the photo to us as wallpaper on my computer? 1680 x 1050 would be ideal.
Love today’s prayer and photo. It has a Carmelite spirit. It reminds of the statement attributed to Teresa of Avila when her wagon wheel got mired in the mud: “If this is how you treat your friends, Lord, no wonder you have so few.”
Amen to that, Danny!! But you’re right, curves are so much softer than a straight line, although sometimes I prefer the shorter distance.
Yes, but the knuckle ball is still the hardest to hit…
GORGEOUS, STUNNING, THEFT WORTHY!
someone was playing whisper-down-the-[email]-lane with me this morning and I was the happy recipient of one of your beautiful prayer/photographs… Visited your website and fell in thrall with your amazing crouton-stacking abilities! takes a steady hand, my friend. which also is helpful when taking photos, though I suppose a chronic muscle tic might make for interesting images. thanks for sharing your self & work via the internet. your fan in philadelphia, valerie