Saturday, May 2, 2009

pitch



You will have to click on this one in order to read the text.








This is a self-portrait by Simms. Besides being a good keyboard player; book reader, fiction writer, master sledder, origami maker, top-level pitcher, Monty Python scholar, maker of strange sounds, strong mathematician and scientist, he is also a good photographer.

13 comments:

Lana Gramlich said...

I loved this. There's so much going on in this post--the teacher/student thing, the photo of the young teacher, all of the wonderful art (& input on it.) Great job!

Carol said...

A great post, I enjoyed every moment of it. And a lovely finish with a self portrait of the teacher himself :-)

coolwaterworks said...

Great post Caroline...

I don't know much about the basic form of pitching... Ilove your illustration there, along whith the notations when Simms came in. I used to play baseball during my childhood but for me then, what matters is to hit the ball. Haha!!!

ellen said...

This is wonderful. I love the images you have when you are winding up to throw that ball. Lucky you and lucky him to share such times and friendship.

annechung said...

This post is so cute, one of your many best. I love it.

Tang said...

Love your post! :D

bobbie said...

Caroline, you just get better and better! This one is a masterpiece!

I love it all, but especially the bookends.

Thank you once again. I love it when I see your name on the reading list.

Eco Yogini said...

Hi Crayons!
This made me and Andrew giggle- it's fantastic and reminds me of my own attempts at sports (hence the solitary yogini lol). :) You're blog is so unique, it's beautiful :)

I'm glad you enjoyed the posts and thank you so much for your kind words! I also will be visiting here often!

Blessings!

Selma said...

It is a wonderful thing when children teach us things. What a detailed knowledge of baseball Simms has. This was glorious!

Margaret Benbow said...

With perfectionistic intensity Sims corrects your windup and delivery, but is perfectly OK with you pitching in a beautiful foulard
and Mary Janes! Crayons has its own deeper logic. It heightens everyday experience to what we think of as magic realism, life in deeper colors--and then we realize that it's not magic, but wonderfully real.

Endment said...

Wonderful --- I needed this information!! I thank you - my grandson thanks you :)

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

That was brilliant.

Terry said...

Caroline, I've just read all your posts (some for the 2nd or 3rd time) and they are all enchanting but I especially love those moments when you totally move it into another realm. For example, I loved the entry of Simms and the "corrections." I love that "sacred egg" and "baseball" can be the same thing.
Hope to see you soon, darlin'.