You can talk all you want about Alex Morgan’s cool, predatory strike following Megan Rapinoe’s defense-shredding pass, Aya Miyama’s fortuitous but well taken equalizer, Morgan’s laser cross to the most lethal forehead in sports, Abby Wambach, Homare Sawa’s seeing-eye 117th minute Lazarus job executed with the kind of sublime skill normally reserved for YouTube videos. You can argue about substitution patterns, penalty taking decisions, Solo’s left knee and the vagaries of fortune. But none of that matters.
What we should remember today is how uplifting a great athletic event can be. X
I’ve seen the “Pray for Japan” graphic popping up all over my dashboard today. I’ve never been religious at all. So, this is my version of that graphic, because when you don’t believe in praying the best thing to do is hope.
Just keep Japan, Libya and all other locations of unrest and human suffering in your mind. Donate if you can, pray if you believe, reblog if you want but always keep yourself informed. Stop making this about you and other people on this goddamn social networking site and what they do and don’t do.
Praying isn’t enough. Prayer only helps the person praying. It won’t feed children, rebuild homes, save lives or bring back loved ones.
Action, through donations and through spreading awareness, is what the world needs now.