Just a Game and Not Just a Game

Empty TD Garden.

In three hours, the Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors will tip-off Game 6 of the NBA Finals. People all around the world who enjoy watching humans shoot round orange balls through iron circles will tune in. My brother and my nephew will attend the game. I’m happy for them. I will be attending from our couch. I will be walking around the block at halftime with our dog, JoJo, trying to collect myself and remind myself this is…



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