He’s 52 now.
The hair is thinner and the waist a bit wider, but he can still get into the lotus position with ease.
â€œThe secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.â€
He goes by simply Hayden now, his actual given name. “Too many people knew of ‘Sidd’ after Mr. Plimpton wrote that article. I still honor my beliefs, but I had to change back to my given name. After all solitude is happiness for one who is content.”
He never did pursue that baseball career. “Baseball in its purest form is still a wonderous heavenly melding of movement and spirituality, however professional baseball takes the purity away from the action.”
“I would have stayed with the Mets but they wanted to give me money for pitching, they told me I would have to take money because the union said so,” Hayden reflected wistfully as he looked out over the trees from his cabin just outside
“I did not want the money – it was about the purity. If a man lives a pure life nothing can destroy him – if he has conquered greed, nothing can limit his freedom.” He shakes his head and raises the horn to his mouth.
He has not picked up a baseball since the day he left
Five years ago he played his horn at the Hinton Fohn Festival when he says he was “overcome with the power of the spirit.”
Hinton lies on the edge of
He has no TV, no radio, and no computer. He has his French Horn and he has the world. That is all Hayden (Sidd) Finch needs or wants now.