Soccer has ramped up lately and I have been playing at least twice a week. The last two games I played left me feeling a lot like a kid again. What about playing soccer could bring me back to my youth? It is really the circumstances surrounding the games more than the games themselves. Last week I had my first game in the pouring rain. I don’t know about you, but as an adult I don’t often just let myself get soaked on purpose. It was liberating… and very chilly and soggy on the subway ride home, but you have to take the good with the bad, right? Sunday started out looking like it was going to be more playing in the rain. Instead the clouds gave way to a beautiful blue sky with a nice cool breeze. I was playing in a round robin of sorts so I had play time and then rest time. During rest time I was nestled into a rounded out portion of the chain link fence that made the perfect seat. I tell you it is moments like that where I almost don’t feel like I need a backyard… almost. Actually I would kill for a backyard. No, not literally. At least as far as I will admit to the world through this blog.