I have to admit I am NOT a sports fanatic. I like to watch an occasional game (preferably live if possible). I enjoy watching everything from basketball to NASCAR to hockey, but I would rather play than watch. Maybe it’s because my father IS a sports nut (does anyone else know what is going on in cricket and handball in addition to ever known sport known to man)? BUT…. When it comes to raising my three sons I am a total fanatic. I even became a baseball coach to help out my oldest son’s coach (I used to coach soccer and was a camp counsel many years ago so it wasn’t a stretch, but still…). One of the coolest, spiritual feelings I ever got as a parent so far was playing catch with Frankie Jr. in a game situation (yes thoughts of the next Tom Seaver or Cy Young did cross my mind, but it was much, much more than that). It was his first time pitching and I got to be his catcher. There was a feeling that I cannot completely understand but it felt like a deep connection that could only come from the repetition of playing catch with your son. I felt at that moment that nothing else mattered and that to me there would be little that could compare to that feeling. I hope there are many more moments like that one, with all my sons over the years. That moment also reminded me of a spiritual connection I made a while back when I was running along the Hudson River through a forested area on the NJ side and I felt a strong spiritual presence running along side of me. It’s very difficult to replicate these moments in our lives but (now) I definitely feel that playing sports helps connect a father and a son and builds roots that will last a lifetime. A few weeks ago I managed to capture a handful of photographs when we were playing catch. There’s a bunch of cool shots and I want to share this one with you. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
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Some of my Photographic Artwork (created from January 1st – June 21st, 2011)
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We’ve been waiting back here for our first and premiere photo artist Architect Frank Cunha III to come up with something new for all of you to enjoy. As I’ve tried to express in previous posts about this unique man, Frank innovates. There’s something to be said about the discipline of a self taught genius. First of all, they don’t know what rules they’re breaking when they do in fact, throw ‘em right out the window. These quite correctly fall in the category of “happy accidents.”
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It seems it is all a dream
A pleasant mishmash of confusion
I was fine when I went to sleep
Now the pictures flash like an illusion
Beauty of body very bold
Images sharp over laid in folds
Sensuous, desirable, a story told
A woman’s beauty never grows old
The gentle brush of scented hair
Color, thoughts flashing about
Warmth and excitement fill the air
How will this dream work out?
Another flash, a clashing sound
The alarm set to kill dreams
Brilliant images falling all around
Back to sleep, should I try?
Try learn the girls name?
Get up and start my day?
I suspect I’ll never be the same
Not after meeting, the girls with no name
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