Thursday, December 3, 2009
His cheatin' heart
A couple of thoughts on the Tiger Woods situation.
First, isn't it funny, you never know what celebrity will come ricocheting into the spotlight. Last week we would never have foreseen any of this.
Second, and this is the bigger thought:
There are few pleasures in life greater than simply doing what you are supposed to be doing and being where you are supposed to be.
I say that "few" only because I have to say that listening to Leonard Pennario playing this one Chopin waltz is a big pleasure too! Particularly that middle section, that part that begins at 1:25. When you get up into the realm of the sublime it is hard to pick and choose.
Wow, Pennario nailed that waltz. He got it! I have heard a million pianists play that waltz but nobody like him. That is one reason I went to California, the way he played the middle part of that waltz.
Where was I?
Back to Tiger. He has lost something now and he will never get it back.
There is so much to be said for having nothing to hide. I will tell you this right now, I would never upset the apple cart I have going. When I tell Howard I am going to church, that is where I go. When I say I am at the movies with my mom, that is where I am.
Growing up I did my share of lying and sneaking around and I will tell you something, lying and sneaking around are vastly overrated. Nothing is worth that. It is like calling in sick to work when you are not sick. Not worth it!
I will hazard that the greatest thing in a spouse is not that person being your mythical "soul mate" or sharing your deepest passions. It is that person honoring those vows by being where he or she is supposed to be. Consistently. No wondering.
When Howard says he is at Big Blue I know he is at Big Blue!
Well, sometimes he crosses the parking lot to hear Jocko at the Hyatt. But that is allowed.
It is very freeing just to behave yourself, you know?
Poor Tiger did not realize that.