a lovely piece of writing
It was this paragraph in a short essay that told
me that this writer would probably have something to say, and
would say it well:
Baseball, in particular, had always seemed both
twee and annoying-especially given the baseball lore in the
literary, MFA circles I was drifting among-the most intellectual
of sports. Those Roger Angell essays. John Updike writing of Ted
Williams: Gods do not answer
letters. Washington D.C. lawyers in late
middle age who can be seen walking down K Street of a spring
afternoon, wearing Boston Red Sox caps with their natty business
suits and Harvard ties.
The essay starts in an unusual place and ends in
an even more unusual place (that paragraph is from the middle).
Please don’t be put off when I tell you that the title is
Baseball and the Law of God, it comes to me from the website patheos, which is subtitled
“Hosting the Conversation on Faith”. Sunday is my day for church,
among other things.
© Sandy Mattingly 2012