Thursday, November 28, 2019
They Also Play The Game - A Holiday Viewing Guide
By Harry Cummins
In Bertolt Brecht's The Life of Galileo, a character remarks, "Unhappy is the land that breeds no hero." To which Galileo responds, "unhappy is the land that needs one."
Try out Galileo's axiom. Go witness a live sporting event in our great land this holiday season. Telescope with a keen eye those we dismissively describe as "role players." Study the orbit of the offensive lineman who seems to be merely taking up space. The undersized forward who battles for position in the key. Take your eyes off the touchdown makers and the rim-rattlers. Stop 'star-gazing' long enough to see a sacrificial community at work for the 'other.'
A new way of seeing maybe.
For a couple of hours anyway.