Friday

Fore!


This was taken a few summers ago on Orcas Island. It was an interesting trip. We had been staying at a nearby hotel and could swear it was haunted, but that's another story for another day. I remember the weather was gorgeous and warm and we practically had the entire golf course to ourselves. Fortunately we were not yelling "fore!" at any time during this particular game.

I've certainly had to use that term on far too many occasions, indicative that my golf skills can be a bit lacking. If you're familiar with golf, you know that "Fore!" is shouted as a warning during a game when it appears that your ball may hit other players or spectators. The term means to "look ahead.” The origin of the word is believed to come from the military "beware before", which was shouted when a battery fired behind friendly troops. There are other probably origins that include the term "fore-caddy", which was a caddy who waited down range to see where golf balls landed.

That all brings me to my original thought; Wouldn't it be great if in our daily lives, when trouble is heading toward us, or when we're on the verge of making a poor decision, we could be forewarned? Just a loud resonating voice shouting down from the sky, "Gretchen, FORE!" Oh all of the compromising situations one could avoid! We could steer clear from bad relationships, dreadful jobs, even horrible former presidents…oh geez the list goes on!

Unfortunately, or even perhaps fortunately, life is not a game. One can only dream! I'll just have to leave it all up to my own intuition, stay my own course, and call it a day.

4 comments:

Mo said...

I'm all "fore" Golf - and it's interesting that it certainly inspires passion in a very controlled manner

Mortimer S Mortimer said...

Maybe we would have avoided a lot of sh*t. But I frankly like the way it's shaped both of us! Don't think we could of turned out better!

Kirk said...

Wow, nice waggle!!!!

Kirk said...

I almost let someone very awesome get out of my life and I heard a very loud "FORE". I am not smart enough to duck, so I got hit in the head. When I came to, I made a concious decision to not let that person go, so I was able to avoid this disaster. So, you are soooooooo correct about this thought!!!!

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