Superbowl, Loving my Research

I am an especially fortunate person in that the subject of greatest interest to me, and the field of my livelihood, is the psyche – the personal psyche, collective psyche and the objective psyche. The latter might be defined as the connective tissue in everything that is. So, there is literally nothing I can possibly do that doesn’t inform my research, that doesn’t improve and develop the skills for what I do. Nothing is irrelevant. I really like this about my work.

Today I was invited to a Superbowl party. I was unable to attend since I’m snowed in. Again. I don’t know anything about football or the teams or the players, but I love the parties because I love my friends and any opportunity to come out and play is ok with me. They know this about me and invite me anyway, that’s why I love them. Today since I couldn’t go I decided to just turn on the Superbowl here in my own home, which I have never done in my entire life. It’s research! I’ve had it on while I do other things, like this. But I’m not missing much of anything except the football.

I am enjoying this, to my amazement. I loved watching the faces of the players at the beginning while Queen Latifah and Carrie Underwood sang. I am unable to imagine what is going through their minds but their faces seem like an endless study. We probably could all almost cry at the sight of the troops overseas in their fatigues standing up for the national anthem, knowing that this anthem means something unfathomable in their lives, and also knowing they will now sit down and love watching this game together.  The grand ritual of the coin tossing; so many people all over the country so excited at the same time about the same thing; the focus, intensity and skill of the players;  the multi-million dollar commercials; Oprah sitting between Jay Leno and David Letterman who haven’t spoken personally in a long time – how could this not be interesting? I love my work. 

Congratulations to the Saints. New Orleans has a lot to celebrate today.

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