Monday, March 25, 2013

Newton's First Law

Quinn at center
An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion 

with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an 

unbalanced force.

Every single soccer season,  I look at photos and wonder how on earth the boys are upright.

In Newton's law, the final part of the sentence says, "unless acted upon by an unbalanced force."  
I'm thinking that gravity is a pretty strong force.
Still, these boys defy gravity at every turn.
Their actions and reactions are a beautiful thing to watch.
They are each so blessed to have healthy bodies.
The wonder that is the human body, is evident with each stop, start, turn, direction change and kick.
Muscles, tendons, ligaments and bone, all working in synchronization.
All without thought from the owner of said body.

It frees his brain to think of things like where to pass and to whom should he pass it.  Should he shoot for goal from here, or wait a moment for a better shot? How can he move to the ball and throw off the young man in hot pursuit of he and the ball?

It's physics in real life.
It's biology in real life.
It's magic in real life.


  1. If I thought that much my brain would overload. Way to go Quinn!