Isn’t it funny how much hockey really means to us? People actually revolve their days around going to games, and watching them on tv. They spend so much money on tickets. People revolve their friends around who watches hockey and who doesn’t. Conversations can go on no matter how long, no matter where, about hockey. Because let’s face it. Hockey was never “just a game” to us. And it never will be. Hockey is a lifestyle.
"Her heart sank into her shoes as she realized at last how much she wanted him. No matter what his past was, no matter what he had done. Which was not to say that she would ever let him know, but only that he moved her chemically more than anyone she had ever met, that all other men seemed pale beside him."-F. Scott Fitzgerald, A New Leaf (via teenager90s)
“People follow a sport like hockey and they look for symbolism. They want the game to mean something. They want the game to matter. So to them, a fresh sheet of ice just after the Zamboni lays its final spray of water represents the purest vision of possibility they could imagine. The skates being sharpened over and over and over again are a meditation on perfection. The routines and rituals that surround the rink are a language of dedication that needs no translation. But then, games aren’t meant to be seen, they’re meant to be felt. Blood points a path directly to the heart. Sweat, a trail to the soul. And tears, a connection to a conviction that people search for their entire lives. The ones who look for something more, believe in something more, are the ones who turn close games into unforgettable nights. Who transform great players into heroes for all time. And who, no matter what, maintain unwavering faith in the incredible. There are people out there who look at something like hockey and want the game to matter. So it does.”
HOW TO GET MY ATTENTION
step 1: say “canada” or “hockey”. that’s it. I will listen to you.
"I think that if I could fall asleep next to you every night, I’d never really be sad again."-Midnight thoughts (I already miss you)
I need a hockey arena scented candle
"I want your stupid sense of humour making me laugh at 4am when I have to be up at 6."-unknown (via unlively)
"Wake up early. Drink coffee. Work hard. Be ambitious. Keep your priorities straight, your mind right and your head up. Do well, live well and dress really well. Do what you love, love what you do. It is time to start living."-Thank you for the reminder. Needed to read this. (via dream-on-darling)
"Whatever is worrying you right now, forget about it. Take a deep breath, and trust in God."-Randy Temple (via iamyourdestiny)