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Feel the calm
Recent dwellings in the soothing balm of cricket
(Cricket as an Antidepressant)
To rouse oneself from slumber and reverie in today’s world is a difficult and often unrewarding exercise. Everywhere there are the wars and ravages of greed and hatred. Racism and murder are only overshadowed and outplayed by the corporate and financial savagery of business. Fear, the pervading ghost of our consciousness, holds sway across the planet. Even here in New Zealand, the gentlest of countries, we are faced with a rising trend towards deception, commercialism and obesity. Therefore it is has become more important than ever before to celebrate the best and most zenlike of sports; cricket.
To dwell in the soothing balm of cricket is to wander through one’s surroundings like a poet among the pines. It is to enjoy the journey and not the destination. As the external world descends more and more into a state of maniacal panic, the blessed halls of cricket are there to welcome the observer in for much needed rest and gentleness. The world is usually full contact so it is a great boon that this majestic sport isn’t.
So, we present to you Cricket as an Antidepressant… Think of this not as a blog so much as a beacon, a bastion and a gathering place for all people with raw nerves and modern fatigue to come and be soothed in the rose-scented bosom of that ever faithful matriarch, Madam Cricket.