Just some thoughts:
Charlie Brown was beginning another baseball season. If you know Charlie you know he and his diamond friends do not have a lot of success.
Lucy their famous right fielder was much more optimistic this season. She told Charlie, “Hey, this year is gonna be different.” She was going to be a much better player.
Well shortly into the season they are playing a game in which the score is tied. There are two outs and the opposing team’s batter is at the plate. He hits a fly ball to right field, Lucy’s position. Lucy positioned herself to make the catch. But as the ball came down, bingo, it hits poor Lucy on top of her head. It rolls all the way to the fence, the runner scores and Charlie’s team once again goes down to defeat.
After the game, Lucy walked up to apologize to the team’s manager, Charlie Brown, “Sorry I missed that fly ball—I thought I had it, but suddenly I remembered all the others I’ve missed. You know the past just got in my eyes.”
Lucy’s right isn’t she:
“Sometimes the past does just that…it get in our eyes.”
I’ve sure had that happen. Certainly more than once… The past was ever present, it got in my eyes.
May 15, 2018
Posted October 30, 2018