If you didn't know, I live in Canada and if there is one thing people are passionate about here, it is Hockey. I simply have to look around and I will spot a hockey fan...my father, brother, sisters-in-laws, friends, neighbours - I think I could throw a rock and I would probably hit a Hockey fan.
From the parents getting up at the crack of dawn to get their kids to practise, to the family and friends cheering in the stands, to the grownups renting ice in the wee hours of the night...is it the sport that drives them. The cold of the frozen ponds, arenas or flooded backyards...it doesn't stop them from playing, watching or cheering. The aches, the pains, the injuries and even the scars....are still not enough to stop them from playing.
I admire it. I enjoy seeing the passion on their faces when they are talking games, loses, techniques and rivalries. Stuck by the angst displayed while watching a game. Amazed by the sacrifices they make to play the game.
That is why I selected Hockey as the next in my series of prints about people and their passions. This print is dedicate to them. Dedicated to all the Hockey lovers out there for loving the sport so much that they live it, breath it and do everything they can just to be a part of it.
Now...if only all the hockey fans in my life were fans of the same teams, it would make things a little easier :)
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