The Archer.

“When an archer is shooting for nothing he has all his skill. If he shoots for a brass buckle he is already nervous. If he shoots for a prize of gold he goes blind, or sees two targets. He is out of his mind. His skill has not changed but the prize divides him. He cares. He thinks more of winning than of shooting. And the need to win drains him of power.”

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2 thoughts on “The Archer.

  1. This is excellent.. beyond excellent!!!
    I have often thought a similar thing of walking a 4″ beam and how , when just a foot above it’s ok and stretched between skyscrapers….different deal.

    I like the last few lines most:
    “He cares. He thinks more of winning than of shooting. And the need to win drains him of power.”
    the need to win drains him of power
    hmm

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