Here’s one of those photos that immediately captures your attention with the “perfect” moment. I would have loved to had access to a series of photos taken before, during, and after this potentially bone-shattering encounter, but this Guardian Photo of the Day snapshot is enough to teach a valuable lesson. I may not understand “the traditional Central Asian sport of Kok-Boru (goat dragging), a competition held as part of the Navruz celebration” (as noted in the caption from The Guardian website), but I DO understand hindsight! Let’s just say this one left an impact!
by Vincent H. Anastasi 2019 You know that moment when you realize with crystalizing clarity that such-and-such was probably a bad idea: The words already disturbing the molecules of air between us, The action set into uniform motion with only a lagging will to resist, The extra serving, taste-bud enslaved, loosening the ever-tightening belt. This is that moment, arms outstretched soaring through the air milliseconds before I learn again the laws of physics.