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Split personality. Liking the arts, especially opera, and hockey and Los Toros. I know, I know THAT one is non pc currently. But I can't help it saw some in Spain and got hooked, but good. But on the other hand right now opera and hockey are in the forefront!


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Summer of Sadness

This is a summer of sadness, terrible political news worldwide, terrible catastrophies, as well.

And for hockey fans the deaths of several players related to injuries sustained,
or PCTSD (Post CareerTraumatic Stress Syndrom) as it could be called,  
has wakened concern everywhere.

Some old timey fans claim advances in  'protective' gear - forcing 'goons' into ever more tough fighting, is at fault. I let you be the judge

Others feel that players, used to hyper accolades and fanatical admiration,
facing retirement at a much earlier age compared to 'normal workerbees',
seem to be unable to cope with becoming forgotten.

Now that forgotten part does resonate with me!
Once a woman is over 50 (or even earlier in this age of 'young at all costs'),
she gradually becomes invisible :-)!
The invisibility of old age!

In your case, is it the invisibility of  'once a great star'?
So, guys get on with your life-after-hockey,
you have a pretty wife and kids loving you, the person, not just the star and money maker,
one hopes!

Maybe you need to listen to Mark Twain:
 "Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter." 

Or better yet Eleanor Roosevelt:
"Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art". 
(Ahem, nowadays that no longer seems to apply... cosmetic surgery saw to that :-)!)

And finally, a real gem by Lee Siber:
"It’s okay to lust for the future and treasure the past but remember, being in the moment is a gift, that’s why they call it the present." 
Yes, I like this one a lot! 
Really,  best advice I heard in ages :-)!

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