Wednesday, October 11, 2006

I Got Game

Last night I did it for the first time in 8 months.

I started out a little nervous because it had been so long. Frankly, I wasn't sure how I would perform.

I think about doing it a lot. Lately I just haven’t been that lucky. Don't get me wrong, I’ve done it occasionally by myself but it's just not the same when you’re alone. I just hoped when that when the time came I would remember what to do.

I'm not careless, so of course I wore protection. When I was younger I tended to be a bit brash, thinking mostly of myself. With experience I began to feel more confident in my technique. Although it’s a very physical activity, to perform well requires gentle hands as well as equal parts practiced finesse and blind passion.

I’ve certainly done it many times before but still, I was anxious. Will I remember what to do with my stick? What if I can’t shoot anymore? I hope I don’t say anything stupid?

As I started, my heart began to race and I could feel my face getting flush. Soon my body was glistening with sweat, every muscle tensed. The longer I kept going the heavier my breathing became. I could feel the rush of excitement building with every movement. I would not stop until I scored.

When I finally finished, my whole body went limp and I collapsed in a combination of exhaustion and relief.

Basking in the afterglow, I wondered why I waited so long and I promised myself to do it again as soon as possible.

Man, I love this game.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

hey man~i just happen to come to your blog and see this
it's nice man if i haven't misunderstand what you mean
and good luck!to both you!

Christina_the_wench said...

I think I love you.

HOCKEY! *glazed eyes and drooling*

Meg said...

I knew that you were talking about hockey even before I saw the link. Aren't I smart? But I was kind of sitting two inches from the screen when I first started to read...

Sophia said...

Mercy. I need to take a cold shower now.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Great post! Great game.

When I lived on Lake Minnetonka, my children used to shovel and sweep snow off the ice to make a hockey rink.
The only danger was from snowmobiles, never thin ice.

kim said...

well ..hockey ...of course it was hockey all along

ps: watch out for that christina girl

Anonymous said...

a Musician and a Hockey player...
Did I mention that I was single??? LOL ;o)
~ pulls out puck bunny costume~

Christina_the_wench said...

I saw that, kimberly. *throws used Kleenex at her*

Sven said...

Meg:
You are indeed.

Sophia:
So did I.

HeartinSanFrancisco:
Sadly, kids no longer seems to play pond hockey anymore.

Kim & Christina:
Don't make me stop this car!

Superstar:
Thanks for stopping by. You might not want to say that too loudly though, the bass player is single too...personally, I fear him.

Anonymous said...

So your bass player has a puck bunny costume? I really am confused...I hope you ment that he plays hockey...
~whipes up drool~
He's not so bad looking...does he like crazy female vocalist/puck bunnies? LOL ;o)

Kevin Charnas said...

Umm...I think I need a cigarette. And I don't smoke.

And actually, I LOVE hockey as well. Used to go to the Lumberjacks games on a regular basis.

Nikki said...

Sven, You shock me!

You have always been the good one.

CHRISTINA! WHAT DID YOU DO TO HIM?

Watch out for her man, watch out.

Anonymous said...

Hockey?

frankenkristin