you know what else makes me a little (very little) sad? The fact that this is such a unique moment, that I'm probably never going to experience again.
If Kawhi stays, we may win titles and the team will definitely be a contender for the foreseeable future. But it will never, ever, be like this again - at least not for a long time to come.
Reading all these articles about how the entire country gets behind this - it's so great and so unique.
I guess my only hope is to start watching hockey, because the only thing that may come close, at least in the gta area, is the leafs winning a title 😉
Our lives are filled with moments that can never be experienced the same way again in the fullest sense. There’s not the slightest thing sad about that. Future experiences are enriched by that fact. You get to cycle back to the great things you’ve held onto and cherished in your memories, which helps keep them alive, while adding onto all that and transcending the moment at hand. It’s all connected. Sure the effect of another big ride next season and the season after is likely to feel a bit lessened in some sense. But only a little, while other aspects will get heightened, and if success stretches out to any extent then that becomes a fantastic element of the experience in and of itself. Then when decline begins there is a wistfulness that only adds another full dimension. Then 20 years from now a similar thing could happen that gets you cycling through the whole set of riches and getting a whole new taste with added ingredients and tastebuds that can distinguish each and every flavor. You live in the moment and carry it to the next one where you are something of a new person according to how that moment changes you. I mean today nobody much lives in any moment as we go from one infantilized data stream to the next while our phones accumulate evidence of experiences that are essentially missed. Nothing much is connected on a personal level. Just the data. Something like what we are going through now breaks through that. Maybe it’s sad that not enough does break through the algorithms within which we end up straight jacketed.
I would not be enjoying this half as much if I had not loved so many other moments in basketball over many many years. Where is there room for an ounce of sadness in that? Not even a very little bit.