I feel as though I am in some sort of stasis. The world around me spins, blurs, melts away, ceases to exist completely. My heartbeat slows, keeping time until Saturday at 5:00 pm, when I can once again rejoin the real world and watch hockey.
Except this Saturday I won't be watching hockey. I will be performing with my dance company in Long Beach. I'd provide the details but I know you will all be watching the game- and I don't blame you for a millisecond- I'd give so much to be able to watch it too. I'm planning to go home and watch the game as soon as I can, and then if they win, I'm planning to go and meet their plane in El Segundo. Even if it's 3:00 am. Even though I have dance all day on Sunday as well.
I enter these periods of stasis every year during playoffs and every year during dance performance season. I am usually alright at multitasking but I love both of those things so much- and find them both so stressful- that I'd prefer to focus all of my energy on those things when they are happening. The problem is, they are happening at the same time this year, and it's already kind of killing me.
So I apologize in advance if I am absent- physically or mentally- over the next two weeks. Until the end of the playoffs, I only exist for two reasons: hockey, and dance. I won't be able to think about or focus on anything else. If you don't understand those two things- if you're not a hockey fan, and you've never seen me dance- I am very sorry to say that you will cease to exist in my eyes for the next two weeks. It's not personal. It's self-preservation.
As you could probably tell from my last entry, one thing that gets me through the slow periods of agony between games are amazing hockey videos. I forgot to include two of my favorites last night, so here they are.
This is a damned great commercial. It is a joy to watch, but my heart hurts knowing that there is no Kings jersey in this video.
And speaking of raising the Cup...
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if you dont have to hold back tears when you see this, you're not human