Basketball is the consolation
Definitely, I admit that it was not the best weekend of my life. Two days replete of lack time for anything that is for me (including stealing a few hours to read my Culture Management notes for the test tomorrow), blue moods that have overtaken me, very low spirits and creative feebleness while doing some design work.
You may wonder what the solution to this emotional and psychological black hole is? One word – basketball.
Yes, basketball indeed. There is a basketball court very close to my place. It is very convenient because there are lights over the court (actually the court is in the yard of the neighborhood school) so that one can play there almost in any hour of the day. That’s why early in the morning (I really mean early like 7.30 a.m.) yesterday I went to the court and the hour and a half, spent in solitude and dribbling gave me a nice little energy powered-up start of the day. Today I finished my day with basketball. I just came back from the court where I spent two hours. This time I was not alone out there because some kids were playing football next to the basketball court, but still I was playing by myself. And it was fun and appeasing again.
It’s true that I am not Michael Jordan, though that his last name and my first are the same, but who cares? I play for the sake of playing and for the sake of forgetting about all the worries, concerns, nerves, bad emotions, depressions and all that negative stuff that is omnipresent in my daily life. I think that NBA should change its famous slogan from I love that game to A game that can save you. Anyway, going to get a nap and tomorrow I’ll be back to the chaos and disarray of the daily routine life.