Check Back Tomorrow
There's no article here. Just a quick note why there's not an article here. Because of a personal thing, I just don't have it in me to write anything about the game tonight. That doesn't have anything to do with the result, I just don't have the ability to put words together.
Being vague about things like this always leads to speculation and questions, so I'll just share a few details. We found out that one of my wife's friends passed away suddenly. I'd prefer that there not be "sorry for your loss, Robert" responses because that's not this situation. This is the situation where someone young dies suddenly and the world no longer makes sense.
And when the world seems that unfair, losing a basketball game because someone scored 41 points seems completely fair. That's a completely acceptable outcome in the world. A woman in her 30's dying suddenly is not at all acceptable.
I had this whole thing planned for this trip - a friend and I paid for courtside seats and I wanted to write about watching a game from down there - but you'll have to wait for that article. There's just no way I can write it tonight. Or maybe even tomorrow? I don't know. All I know is that I can't stop thinking about her husband. It's all so terribly unfair.
So check back tomorrow I guess. I have a 9.5 hour drive ahead of me, but maybe after processing all of this on the highway I'll find a way to write about everything. Or maybe I won't. I just know I can't tonight.
Thanks for understanding.