"I recently had a guy that’s played for a few years come up to me and say, ‘You know, I never mentioned this to you, but I just wanted to thank you for getting this club started.’ I said, ‘No sweat.’ ‘No,’ he said, ‘you don’t understand. After Afghanistan, I had a really rough time, and this changed my life.’ "
I can’t imagine how difficult it is to assimilate back into “normal life” after being deployed. So glad these guys have found a source of relief in hurling.
“Stars, too, were time travelers. How many of those ancient points of light were the last echoes of suns now dead? How many had been born but their light not yet come this far? If all the suns but ours collapsed tonight, how many lifetimes would it take us to realize that we were alone? I had always known the sky was full of mysteries—but not until now had I realized how full of them earth was.”—Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Ransom Riggs)