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10-15-2006, 09:34 PM
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ryanghg
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Originally Posted by Megaforce View Post
I can't wait to see Streit play again. He lead the Swiss with the genius and invention of Hannibal with Carthigians through the Alps. He's a master of puck control and movement and must be given his due.

His massive ability is a joy to all knowledgeable observers of hockey. Streit's smoothness and fluid movement is a remarkable human phenomon.

Athletic talent is fleeting. Even for the greats, it's a short lived thing. Let's stop wasting this massive talent. Human magic as possessed by players like Streit is a brief-burning wonder of nature.

Outstanding athletic ability is the convex inverse of infirmity and frailty. Such special abilities must be celebrated in the same way as sickness and illness is mourned. The force of life and beauty is also the force of death and sickness. Both are one. Both must be revered.

A talent like Streit's - as personified by the vision, the speed, the accurate passing - is the yin to malady's yang. Let us recognize and validate it with our highest esteem.

As a now legendary 17 year old poet once explained:

The force that through the green fuse drives the flower
Drives my green age; that blasts the roots of trees
Is my destroyer.
And I am dumb to tell the crooked rose
My youth is bent by the same wintry fever.
That....was beautiful.

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