What do sports and fiction have in common?
You don’t know what’s going to happen next.
Both we wanted to do tonight. Both are fun. Both involve creation. But the most exciting, attractive and appealing factor of them both is that they both involve the unknown.
Sports, at least watching NCAA March Madness with the boys, is just a spectator sport tonight, but both boys don’t know who is going to win. The beauty is that either do I. Dad, who knows everything, well, less and less already in their eyes, but I don’t know who’s going to win either. That’s what levels the playing field for us, we’re all just spectators and no one knows what’s going to happen.
It’s fun to be on equal ground with the kids. It makes it more fun for them, too.
“Who’s going to win, dad?”
“I don’t know.”
“Who do think is going to win? Who do you want to win?”
Now those are different questions and now we’re getting into the subjective, the personal, experience, statistics, and luck. But who’s going to win? Sure, there are odds, there are probabilities, but no one knows for sure. Let’s keep watching.