The Best of Times

I remember once having a conversation with Maria about how, when we're old and grey and like to ramble on about all we've seen and heard, we'll be able to tell people that we used to watch Wayne Rooney play football!  Every week!  PRIVILEGE!!


[If you didn't know: on Saturday, Man United had a player sent off with half an hour to go.  They compensated for it by telling Rooney that from that point on, he was going to be two players.  And he was.]

Most of us probably know that, in one way or another, it is always 'the best of times and the worst of times'.  I noticed it earlier when seeing Carmelita Jeter run the fastest 100m ever by a woman not on drugs – watch it here – and then, seeing this astounding piece of Roger Federer, which also happened yesterday:


Sometimes it's good to notice that we're in a Golden Age of our own, so that we appreciate it before it's gone.  Federer, Jeter, Rooney, Usain Bolt, Tiger Woods, Gordon Brown …
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