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On the field my world really didn't go outside the fences and my imagination and determination to be Steve Garvey or Carl Yastremski (Davey Lopes if I want to steal a base) was everything.
I'm glad these kids are out on the field during this pandemic and I hope their minds are doing what mine did way back then, letting play be the universe. It's important that we play.
For the record, my older self still wishes to be great like the best there is, but now my imagination wants me to be Eugene Richards, Peggy Peaty, Carol Guzy, Michael Williamson or Craig Walker. The roar of the crowd is still heard in my head when I make a good photograph. And my work, though I put a lot into it, is play. I'm lucky to be able to tell the same bad joke over and over again, "I became a photographer so I wouldn't have to work for a living."
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I love my job!