Saturday, November 07, 2009

Around It

Here is the thing:

In frisbee, there is always a way around it.

Look, here is the thing:

There are so many things that are just in the way that are directly between where we are and where we want to be and they manifest themselves in so many ways, and the primary issue is that there is no way around it: a breakup, or a breakdown, or a breakdancing competition - obstacles that are unavoidable.

Sometimes it is important to imagine these sorts of things as brick walls built across the interstate of life, the sort of thing you have to get out of your car to chip away at because there is no way around it (please bear with me, we are so close), and it takes a while depending on what sort of a hammer you have or perhaps how big the wall is, and here it comes, look, sorry.

Here is the thing:

I have liked playing frisbee for a long time but I fell in love when I realized there is always a way around it. Step out, get low, aim for the cones, never huck it to the middle third of the field, lead your cutter, be chilly, look off, fake, fake, fake. The defense is fronting the stack, so curl it around them. Tilt your forehand up, outside-in. Let the deep cutter run it down like she's greeting an old friend from high school. Nothing is in your way if you know what you're doing.

In frisbee, there is always a way around it.