Here’s another painting of mine.
A vicious white tiger on the prowl…but unbeknownst to him… A 700 foot tiger right behind him!
The white tiger thinks he’s the king of the jungle, but has no idea that the GIANT tiger behind him is about to eat him. That’s life in the jungle. Just when you think you have “the eye of the tiger”, there’s an even bigger tiger right behind you with a bigger eyeball.
The artist who painted this is brave too, because he had to paint the whole thing without either of the tigers killing him. Or maybe, what happened is: the 700 foot tiger commissioned the artist to do a portrait, and the 700 footer was sitting there head above the trees posing for the painting - but then a white tiger showed up from out of nowhere and tried to eat the painter. Then (this part is not in the painting), the 700 foot tiger ate the white tiger, and then went backing to posing for the painting. And the artist was able to finish the portrait in peace.
The other amazing thing about this 700 foot tiger is: how he was able to sit still & quiet while posing for the painting. As a painter myself, i can tell you: that's the key - if you’re posing for a portrait, you have to remain quiet. Because the giant tiger was so still & quiet, the white tiger never saw him. And the artist was put in a position where he was able to make a great painting.
It’s very important to have the eye of the tiger. The U.S. Women’s soccer team was missing the eye of the tiger today. They lost 4-0 in the semi-finals to Brazil. Brazil played great. But I think the U.S. was put at a disadvantage by their coach, who, out of the blue, benched starting goalkeeper Hope Solo for Briana Scurry (who hadn’t played a game in a long time). This was a bad coaching decision that I think caused a lot of distractions, and kept the U.S. team from having the eye of the tiger. And they lost 4-zip. So, to all the ladies of the U.S. soccer team: remember, I’m here for you. If you need someone to help you through these hard times, I’m your man.
Proud to be an American who has the eye of the tiger,