“Nothing gold can stay.”
- Robert Frost
Ladies and gentlemen of New England, we are now looking into the abyss. Over the course of the past 3 months, we have experienced extreme heartache, shock, anger, betrayal, and loss. Recent events have us wondering if the Red Sox franchise is, after all, cursed. And just as we think we’ve clawed our way out of this unforgiving chasm of despair and pain, we’re hit with the ultimate blow, one that sends us reeling back into the very bottom of that same abyss.
They tell you that whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Does it? Does it really? If there is a supreme being, why on Earth would he torture us like this? Maybe we are ants in the cosmic spectrum, and He is an ill-tempered child with a magnifying glass. I really don’t know.
There may come a day when I can look back and understand the reasons for the terrible news. Today, however, all we can do is pick up the pieces.