I made a little joke a few posts ago about the book “The Power of Now”. I don’t know if you guys ever read that book, but it was one of those “meaning of life” books that caught on with the general populace (with a little help from Oprah, I believe) a few years ago. I read it in 2005-ish, and since I was very young back then (a mere 30!), the book really left an impression on me. The premise is that time is an illusion and that the only thing that is real is this exact moment that we are experiencing. Everything besides “now” is just a construct of the mind. We remember the past through a mental prism that supports the emotional reaction we are most comfortable experiencing, and we project dreams and nightmares into a future that is in reality, completely unwritten. Both the past and the future are lies, and “now” is really the only truth in existence.
If we apply this concept to the Sabres, and we assume we can’t trust either the past or the future, here is what we arrive at: THE SABRES ARE ACTUALLY GOOD AT HOCKEY. EVERYTHING IS WONDERFUL! THOMAS VANEK IS A SLAG-FACED WHORE BUT IT DOESN’T EVEN MATTER BECAUSE THE TEAM IS SO EVENLY BALANCED. AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, RYAN MILLER IS A SCRAWNY, WONKY-EYED GOD!
I don’t think about the concepts of “The Power of Now” very often anymore, but I like applying it to our current hockey situation. It’s tempting to be all, “Oh, we’ve seen them be good for stretches before, but they’ll find a way to start sucking again” or “The Sabres are GOING ALL THE WAY, ” but the ONLY reality-based, “now” is a fairly steady state of simple “WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!”
Right now, the SABRES KICK ASS and we should experience it fully, because it is the only truth. Amen.
He’s a Sabres fan.