Friday, February 29, 2008

I can't name the specific song right now, but there have been plenty of times I have heard the phrase, "Letting go is hard to do". I currently have someone who calls and leaves messages for me once a month or so, wanting to talk to me, when clearly I want nothing to do with this person anymore. I have two pairs of jeans that have sizable holes in the crotch area(and I have even worn them work), that I refuse to throw away. Somehow in my mind, I think the holes will one day disappear. And sometimes I think back to past years in my life, and harp on situations where I could have done something differently, when clearly I need to let those things go as well. But as hard it is for us mere mortals to let go of something, it is much more difficult for athletes let go, which is exactly what I thought of when I saw this.

Now the knee jerk reaction when you see that there could possibly be a third fight between Holyfield and Tyson is that, Tyson's crazy ass needs to let go. But I completely disagree. Tyson has barely fought over the past 10 years, because of his legal, mental and drug problems. He has little to no wear and tear on his body, and if he gets in shape, I am sure he can be a semi formidable opponent. I mean sure he is only fighting because he is broke, which means his heart won't be in it, but he can still fight on some level. Evander Holyfield is a different story altogether. Evander is STILL as cut as any 45 year old man you'll see. But that's where the dazzling traits end. He already is starting to slur his words more than he ever did in his youth, he fights much slower, the opponents who he fights are substandard, and considering the man is insanely rich, it is easy for people like me to just suggest the let go and retire. But for some reason Evander can't let go, and I really wish he would. That being said, if this fight comes on pay-per-view, I will buy it in a heartbeat and I will like it.

I should make an entire list of athletes, entertainers and politicians(that means you Huckabee) who need to let go.

The lunch crew that I mentioned back in October decided to send an email out to selected individuals and invite them to a pizza party they are having today around noon. I don't know how I got an invitation, but I did, and I guess I should feel honored; however, sitting around a bunch of people eating pizza, divulging little known facts about my personal life, and concocting mundane sentences peppered with fluff, is not my idea of a good time. So I will blow them off, and go visit my lady at lunch instead. And then when the party is over, and I'm back from lunch, I'll take the residual slices home and eat them while I pack tonight. It's a win-win-win situation.

Power to Love - Jimi Hendrix

Dedicated to drummer Buddy Miles, drummer of the Jimi Hendrix group Band of Gypsys, who passed away yesterday.

2 comments:

Sha said...

Zhane had a song called, "For a reason." The opening line was "letting go can be the hardest thing to do." I don't know if that's the song but yeah...throw those damn pants away!

lex said...

RIP buddy miles

and, i have a hard time letting go. I'm working on it. Its a lot better than it was but yeah...

...you need to make that list though.