Today, at this moment, my new rule is: Do not follow the Red Sox for a month (or at least a day). This includes no TV, no newspaper reading, no conversation. I ought to add the Bruins to this rule, but they are leading in their playoff series, so I might as well take in that positive energy, always aware that this could change in an instant.
But more than just being disappointed with the home team (they lost 18-3 last night), there is something out of balance about much of the current sports frenzy, be it professional, college or even for school-age kids. Sports is taking in bigger breath than it has the capacity for or that it deserves--too much money, macho, ego, vain-glory, materialism (I’m on a roll; I could go on and on).
I am going to leave the sports stadium for a while and reenter the arena of silence, solitude and simplicity. At least I am in control of the balance in my life.