Having spent a lot of time over the last few weeks perfecting my milk frothing techniques and latte art, I have reached saturation point. Today, for no apparent reason, I had a bad milk day and despite all the practice it just wasnt happening. Maybe I’ve just raised my standards so that any tiny mistake seemed like a big’n but then again maybe I just need a day off milk.
The was once made a motion picture that was inspiring as it was heart-wrenching. One of the greatest films of all time, this movie surpassed mere entertainment and became a story by which millions have chosen to model there only lives and struggles on in an effort to overcome overwhelming adversity. That film is of course, Tin Cup.
In the film the protagonist, played by Kevin Costner, succumbs to a mysterious fleeting mental glitch common amongst golfers called “the shanks”. This causes even the most experienced golfers to suddenly experience inexplicable slicing of the ball, a condition that no amount of practice or coaching can overcome. It is simply a brain-burp in one’s proffession that just simply has to be purged out of you, theres no easy cure.
So today I am “Paper-Cup” and this is my sorry mess…