Transcendent Passes


Aleksandar Hemon writes about finding a way to play soccer after moving to the States, the characters on his team, and most importantly, this:

“…The moment of transcendence that might be familiar to those who practise sports with other people; the moment, arising from the chaos of the game, when all your team mates occupy the ideal position on the field; the moment when the universe seems to be arranged by a meaningful will that is not yours; the moment that perishes – as moments tend to – when you complete the pass; and all you have left is a vague, physical, orgasmic memory of the instant you were completely connected with the world around you.”

Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →