Six LDS Writers and A Frog

Monday, September 07, 2009

Is There Really Any More to Say?

I mean really, is there anything more to say?

Okay, maybe this!

What, you were looking for something to do with writing? Come on didn't you know that sports relates to everything?

Okay, I've got you covered.

First quarter: McKay Jacobson is playing front of all his famiy and friends since he is from Texas, where the game is taking place. In front of a national audience, broadcast on a giant screen that goes from twenty yeard line to twenty yard line, he fumbles a punt reception. Not only does he fumble it, but he loses it. A couple of minutes later, his mistake turns into an Oaklahoma TD.

This lead holds up until thiree minutes to go in the game.

What is going through this young man's head? What would be going through your head? Imagine getting your work reviewed on the biggest stage possible and failing miserably. Would you give up writing? Would you decide you didn't have what it takes? Would you curl and in a ball and cry?

Or would you pull in the winning touchdown catch with those same people watching?

From the musical Seesaw

If you start at the top, you're certain to drop.
You've got to watch your timing;
Better begin by climbing up, up, up the ladder.
If you're going to last, you can't make it fast, man,
Nobody starts a winner, give me a slow beginner.
Easy does it my friend, conserve your fine endurance,
Easy does it my friend, for that's your life insurance.

It's not where you start, it's where you finish,
It's not how you go, it's how you land.
A hundred to one shot, they call him a klutz,
Can outrun the fav'rite, all he needs is the guts.
Your final return will not diminish,
And you can be cream of the crop.
It's not where you start, it's where you finish,
And you're gonna finish on top.

Hey it's labor day. So get to work writing!


At 9/07/2009 3:57 PM, Blogger L.T. Elliot said...

Great message!

At 9/07/2009 4:26 PM, Blogger Anna Buttimore said...

I'm not clear on what sport this is, but well done BYU anyway.

At 9/07/2009 6:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, my goodness, Anna. Just look at the shoulder pads and tight pants. It's baseball! Duh!

Joking aside, it truly is a great message. Inspiring lyrics, too.


At 9/07/2009 10:09 PM, Blogger Sariah S. Wilson said...

I didn't even know there was a game - imagine how out of the loop I was on Sunday.

I'm worried about whether not watching the game gets my Mormon In Good Standing card revoked.

At 9/15/2009 5:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...



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