I’ve just come from a board meeting of the L.M. Montgomery Land Trust. The Trust has a very diverse board of directors: former politicians, businesspeople, artists, photographers, farmers, lawyers, accountants. Without exception (leaving out the fact that I’m an exception) they were all excited about Canada’s dual gold-medal performances in hockey at the Olympics. While I still can’t fathom why, nor muster anything but a veneer of interest in such discussions, I must say I was amazed at how the discussion cut across class, income, home town and so on.
Maybe that’s the key: hockey is stupid, but at least it’s something that we all have in common. Even me.