The Young Athletes

What is most interesting to a “person” who is 71 years old.

I have been watching a bit of sports these past two evenings.  Hockey in Chicago against Tampa Bay (from Florida? “go figure” as we used to say), last night. Baseball tonight.  What impresses tonight is the character of the players from these different sports.  To a person, each is intelligent, well spoken, and committed to his craft;  which, one senses, each knows, will come to an evolution into something, which requires a new form of measured understanding.  A step toward maturity.  (When is a man or woman ready for a lesson in maturity?  — More often than one would think because each lesson takes each of us a little higher, but high enough to know something is celestially  different (among, which one knows).