"You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else." - Albert Einstein
Spring normally offers a return to more outdoor experiences including sports which we all appreciate even more in their absence. This quote paints in my mind an image of a softball diamond with athletes running, hitting, throwing, and cheering. They know their game, but they were not born with that knowledge. It came through victories and defeats, through coaches and teammates, through practice and more practice. Athletes work so hard so that the rules of the game
are automatic, leaving more space for breathtaking finesse. I want to be at a place in my world where the things that matter the most to me are so ingrained in me that I have room for what I could not have imagined was possible. And when the thwack of ball hitting bat fills the air again, I want to remember what is necessary for magnificence.