Awoke to a pleasant surprise from a visitor this morning in Seattle overlooking Puget Sound’s Elliot Bay. Being new to the area, I guessed maybe this was a member of the Seattle Seahawks. So I figured this was a unique opportunity to do a photo shoot of a local celebrity, and asked if it was okay if I took a few shots.
He turned and looked at me straight in the eye. It looked like a go. But he did’t seem too talkative, so I wasn’t going to push too hard. Just wasn’t sure how long I’d keep his attention. And not being from here, I’m not so familiar with the team. So I figured I’d keep my questions light and hopefully engaging.
“So I gather you play football for Seahawks. What position do you play?”
He paused, seemed to be contemplating a thoughtful answer. But then just shifted his glance.
I figured, oh, you play both sides of the ball.
A gull flew by and I couldn’t help but ask, “Do you like and hangout with your teammates during the offseason?”
Again, he was thoughtful before responding.
Apparently, and of course. That depends upon which teammate we’re talking about.
I was becoming concerned that my questions were too simple and perhaps annoying. So I asked, “What do you like to do in the off-season?”
Oh this got him singing. Seattle is a great place for music.
And speaking of songs and sounds, I couldn’t help but ask about the other Seattle football team in town, the Seattle Sounders.
“I understand the MLS season starts in just about a week. Will you be watching?
Well, it was a good photo shoot while it lasted.
* I was just informed by my friends at the West Seattle Blog that this is in fact, not a Sea Hawk, but rather a Great Blue Herron. Kind of busts up my story. So let’s just call it “creative” writing instead of “journalism.” 🙂