Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy
cathy_edgett

Football -

I've been away at a Tibetan Buddhist retreat center.  Amazingly beautiful and peaceful.

You may or may not be aware that the Bay area has been inundated and overwhelmed by the Super Bowl.

I think Mark Morford is articulate and accurate on how it feels to be invaded by a horde who have no awareness that people actually live and work here, and are most likely not in the crowd at Levi Stadium.  

http://blog.sfgate.com/morford/2016/02/08/farewell-and-good-riddance-from-san-francisco-super-bowl/


The piece that is really important in Morford's rant is the part on Joe Montana, a well-loved SF 49'ers quarterback.  Click there.  Montana speaks of what life is like for him now.  I stopped watching football when I saw a documentary on what life is like for these men and their families when the men retire from playing football.  It is a life of pain.

Clearly, huge amounts of money are made off this "sport", made for a few.  Do the rest of us need to support it by watching?  What if everyone turned away?  On Sunday, I was driving home along highway 1, cruising south along the coast, passing beach after beach.  There were crowds of people enjoying the outdoors.  Yes, it was a perfect weather day, but it's fun to be outside in sun, rain and snow.

We seem to be seeing a revolution of sorts politically.  What if we also turned away from the "bread and circuses" created to make money for a select few?  What if we said instead we are involved, paying attention, and will not allow a sleight of hand to distract?  Just a thought.

A spectacle is created, created.  Do we need to watch?

Each of us is creative.  What stirs our blood and bones now?  What nourishes a current of peace?
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