Originally Posted by configurationspace
He knew the only thing every 12-year-old kid growing up playing hockey wants to do is please his dad. It's all I ever wanted to do and it's a feeling that never left me. The last three seasons of my career after my dad died, I felt like I was playing in front of empty arenas.
Damn you for making me cry! This was beautiful. Strange that it affected me so because I never played sports for my father; he was rarely present at any of my sporting events. However the rest of my life is an effort to please my dad.