The smell of cocoa butter and Zinc Oxide fills the air; summer is surely here. It’s so bright out, and since summer is new, the inversion layer hasn’t even had time to trap the air over Tacoma and make us all feel gritty. It’s a pure, clean heat and when I play football today it will be a pure, clean sweat.
If you are unfortunate enough to have to sit at home and you need a dose of Vitamin T, check out my column on Robin van Persie’s career by the numbers over on Arseblog News. It’s one part Harpers Index and two parts Footprints in the Sand.
Robin van Persie said to Arsene Wenger,
“You promised me Arsene,
that if I followed you,
you would walk with me always.
But I have noticed that during
the most trying periods of my life
there have only been one
set of footprints in the sand.
Why, when I needed you most,
you have not been there for me?”
“Robin, times when you have
seen only one set of footprints,
is when I carried you.”