Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Requiem of a sports fan
Over the past five or so years I have seen a lot of soccer games. And in almost every one of them a team has lost. Even in the occasional tied game there is the lurking element that it is a kind of loss for both teams because ties in soccer are worth so much less than a win. So then let's just say that in every single one of this vast array of games I have had to watch a team lose.
It happened yesterday.
It happened today.
And it will, ugh, happen tomorrow.
I am too sensitive for this! I already bear a burden of grief. Where am I supposed to put all these losers? How big a heart do you think I have?
That last question was directed to god. I don't expect you to answer. Though go ahead if you like because god sure as hell won't be stepping up.
Excuse me. Let me just take a deep breath.
I am a strong person.
I think I could handle this. I have resources to draw on. I believe in myself.
I could probably endure a team losing in every game of soccer I watch. If only it wasn't so freakishly often the team I want to win.