Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. The hands can’t hit what the eyes can’t see.~Muhammad Ali
The devil is in the details–so they say. But so is the essence of every living creature. Here are some photos taken over the last year where the details are the highlight of the shot. I “built” this collection around Muhammad Ali’s boxing gloves, on display at the New York Historical Society. Of course, I couldn’t resist adding shots of a butterfly and a bee. Would you ever expect that a powerhouse like Muhammad Ali would have a surprisingly neat and unassuming signature?
- Butterfly Close Up. Meijer Gardens.
2. Early Morning Bee. Boston Commons.
3. Muhammad Ali’s Boxing Gloves.
If you haven’t heard Billy Crystal’s eulogy at Muhammad Ali’s funeral, be prepared for a stunning tribute to a man who called him “little brother” and was his friend for over 40 years–despite their differences in religion and backgrounds. Building bridges instead of building walls. This is my hope as our national conventions start this week and we seek a clear path through the turbulence of this decade.