“What line? I don’t see a line.” This was what I actually spoke out loud less than two weeks ago. I quickly scanned my environment, naturally seeing nothing but mere spectators. I was after all, in hot pursuit with my camera in hand, trying to catch a photo of my daughter as she took off from the starting line for the 100 meter race. It was the annual year end Small Christian Schools Track Meet, and I was working hard to capture her energy in motion.
“Excuse me, your standing over the line!”
There it was again. This time I looked more carefully, slightly annoyed that I was going to miss my photo opp. To my horror, I discovered those weren’t mere spectators, but annoyed parents – who happened to all be staring at me, due to the fact that I was standing r-i-g-h-t -i-n- t-h-e- m-i-d-d-l-e of the runway for the L-O-N-G J-U-M-P P-I-T!
Needless to say, I missed my shot.
We did; however, win the meet!