From the anticipation of the draft to the championship game, the narrative of a sports season is laced with heroes, villains, incredulous athletic feats, bitter failure and fate that can change in a split second.
In our society of high life-expectancy, death usually comes unseen behind the closed doors of nursing homes, or the curtains of a hospital room. We have gained, therefore, the luxury of deluding ourselves that we are here forever
10 minutes before curtain, I sat down next to an older man. He immediately turned to me said, "So I guess you 're my new friend. Not to get too personal but these were my wife's seats. She passed away a few weeks ago."