Thursday, May 17, 2007

good night, cinderella

here's to those who love not too wisely,
know not wisely, but too well

to the girl who sighs with envy when she hears that wedding bell
to the guy who'd throw a party if he knew someone to call
here's to the losers, bless them all

mr. don's wild ride finally ends, as the warriors go down 4-1 in their nba conference semifinal. they were beaten — and beaten up — by a bigger, tougher, more disciplined utah squad. congrats to the jazz and their fans.

for long-suffering warrior fans, this has been a great ride, going back to the last month of the season, and for that, i thank the warrior players and management. kudos for playing your hearts out and giving us something to cheer about in may. i'll leave the analysis to others who've done it better; for those who are interested in just re-living some of the great moments from this season, take a look at this post from adam lauridsen's fan blog.

here's the last toast of the evening, here's to those who still believe
all the losers will be winners, all the givers shall receive
here's to trouble-free tomorrows, may your sorrows all be small
here's to the losers, here's to the losers, here's to the losers
bless them all!

as i've suggested before, i believe that the passion around sports is rooted in a deeper longing of our hearts, one that also finds resonance in art, literature, and even things as mundane as popular music and soap operas. here's to the day when cinderella will marry her prince, and the two of them will live happily ever after.

then i saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea. and i saw the holy city, new jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband. and i heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and he will dwell among them, and they shall be his people, and God himself will be among them, and he will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.”
revelation 21:1-4

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