A funny thing happens the week after your team makes it to the Superbowl.
In the beginning, you’re kind of confused and dazed.
Did it actually happen? Did we actually beat the 49ers?
And gradually, gradually, acceptance sets in. Yup. It happened. The Seahawks are going to the Superbowl, for only the second time ever. Almost immediately after you’ve accepted that reality, as absurd as it sounds, something else happens. Something crazy.
You start to believe, deep down, even though you know it’s absolutely insane, that it could happen. That maybe, maybe …
You can’t even type the thing that you are thinking, because it sounds too crazy.
You tell your husband about this crazy notion that’s entered your head, and, ever the realist, he smiles and shakes his head at you.
“Honey, no. It’s the Broncos. And Peyton Manning.”
And you nod, because he’s right, obviously. But … still …
And he laughs again. And you do, too. Of course. It’s silly. It really is. Still, it lingers.
And whatever happens next week, you suspect that question will stick around in your head and heart. It will remain, as long as you love this grey little town. And, holy crap, do you love it.
(So that’s where I am this week. Enjoy these links.)