What (Groundhog) Day Do You Wish You Could Live Over and Over?
Groundhog Day is officially tomorrow (February 2) and while its origin -- predicting the weather, basically -- is still the purpose of this quirky "holiday", it has come to take on an entirely different meaning in more modern culture.
Thanks to the beloved 1993 movie of the same name starring the equally beloved Bill Murray as TV Weatherman Phil Connors, many of us know use the term "Groundhog Day" to refer to something dreadful in our life that we simply cannot shake off easily.
Example: Listening to someone repeat the same story. "Man, listening to that guy was like Groundhog Day!"
Lets flip the script a bit here in 2021 as NONE of us need to relive any more bummer news than what we have already have had to endure the last 10-plus months. What I would like to know from you is: What day in your life -- if you could -- would you like to relive again over and over and over and over...?
For me, outside of the obvious answers like marrying my wife and my son being born, I would have to say witnessing the 2014 NFC Championship game at then-CenturyLink Field in Seattle with my younger brother Justin. That was the game when the Seattle Seahawks trailed the Green Bay Packers by a score of 19-7 with less than five minutes to play with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line. While the Hawks didn't even have the ball, they managed to score 15 points to send it to overtime before winning the game in the most unlikely fashion. It is still the most unbelievable thing I have ever personally witnessed in my life!
Why would I like to live it every day on an endless loop?
Well, obviously, the Hawks won and went back to the Super Bowl for the second straight year but more important than that was that I was with my "little" brother. We were hugging and high-fiving, yelling and back-slapping one another as well as every 12 in the stands that we could reach! The feeling of togetherness and sheer joy by a group of strangers was incredible.
Yeah... That was a good day. I day I wouldn't mind living over and over again. Even if it started with "I Got You Babe" by Sonny & Cher.
What say you? What day would you like to never end?
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Rock on and happy Groundhog Day! \m/ \m/
Todd E. Lyons, Esquire