Friday, June 09, 2006
Today is the official start of World Cup Soccer, a phenomenon that is waited for in our home with eager anticipation. My husband is a self-proclaimed fanatic. His defense is "it is only every four years". But, though he thinks I see him as a crazed, obsessed soccer fan, he really needs no defense. This is one of few passions he feeds (I'm the other of course). I have decided it is healthy. It is healthy to feel that adrenaline and emotional rush through your whole body that you can hardly contain it. It is necessary for every human being to have a passion, at least one. Without it we sort of wrinkle away into the background of the mundane and become lost. I have enjoyed watching the anticipation build and seeing Craig today during the first goal of the first game of the "Cup" barely holding back his shouts (because Lucy was napping). He is really like a kid in a candy store...and what's better than that?