My son, an avid sports enthusiast and baseball afficianado used to envision himself as a professional ball player. Now, at age 16, he no longer fantasizes about being a team player, but imagines himself as perhaps a sports agent or even commissioner of a professional league.
My daughter, currently age 12, pursues sports from a different mindset-- particularly out of sibling rivalry with her older brother. My childhood lacked girls sports and little leagues, so I am personally thrilled that her childhood affords her opportunities to explore and discover her physical and athletic abilities. She approaches each sport with gusto and determination.

by Rivalyn Zweig
East Hampton, New York USA
submitted December 2000
@ The Collected Visions exhibition at ICP

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