Tonight, our youngest son plays in his first High School playoff football game of the season. He is a senior. I have enjoyed watching both our boys play games over the years and there is no doubt that I will cherish these moments for the rest of my reality here. The highs and the lows of watching them play a game is priceless and no value can register the truth. I have sat in the stands over the years and have imagined all the umbilical cords stretched out to the players on the field from their mothers in the stands. Football has taught me that the physical removal of the umbilical cord is mostly illusion to reality. It is a beautiful and harrowing experience considering the dangers presented by playing such a violent game, but it is simply what we do here in NE Ohio during the fall be it good or ill.
I woke up today, just full of excitement and anticipation of the game tonight. I’m sure that parents on both sides woke up with similar feelings of wanting their children to experience a victory in this type of setting. It is hard not to want that for them and be a bit nervous as to how the game will play out. As I settled into the flow of the day, I started looking for music that is reflecting the present energy that is bursting inside of me.
Go Red Devils!!!