I have just paused a South African rugby match I’m watching to post something astonishing that happened: here, The Beast, Tendai Mtawarira, lifts a 250lb team-mate (Anton Bresler) to make a kick-off catch. Bresler over-extends and is suddenly at risk of a serious injury – pay attention to the screams from the crowd in the background. And somehow the mighty Beast holds him up. (keep watching – the whole thing replays in slower-mo about 1 minute in…) This just took my breath away.
I dunno – I started this blog to reach out, help and support others, and already I have had a bunch of people reach out and support me. I forget, being a wannabe brooding loner, that I have a whole team of mates who will lift me to the sky, but who will also stop me from breaking my neck if I over-reach. And although sometimes we have to be almost super-human to support our mates, surprisingly, we’re usually plenty strong enough.
Of course, we don’t tend to have thousands of people screaming “BEEEEAST!” at us while it happens.
..”we don’t tend to have thousands of people screaming “BEEEEAST!” at us while it happens”
But occasionally, just occasionally, it’s nice when they do.