Germany is out of the World Cup Championship
to Italy. 2-0. Italy scored 2 goals in the last minute and 30 seconds of overtime. It was utterly crushing
for us! Eric was in shock. It was a major downer for us yesterday and I'm sure all of Germany was upset.
Of course, that's the nature of the game. You win some, you lose some. The Italian team was happy though, as you can see from the below image.
....Also my brother's girlfriend, the fans driving through the streets of Manhattan waving the Italian flags and all of Italy.
C'est la vie.
This is my first year really following the World Cup (or any sports event for that matter) and my first taste of real disappointment.
That marks the end
of our "World Cup Fever", but I'll continue watching to see who wins.
After the game we went into Manhattan to see a broadway play.
The last broadway play I saw was "Into the Woods" during a 3rd grade field trip so this was really exciting for me. I know some people can afford to do this on a monthly basis, but for me it's kind of a once or twice in a lifetime thing.
We went to see "The Faith Healer
" with Ralph Fiennes
We had orchestra seats close to the stage and right in the center. I felt a thrill to see Ralph Fiennes emerge into the lights because I love his films. The play consisted of a series of monologues and it feels like the actor is speaking directly at you. He peers intensely into your eyes and it's magical to see a riveting live performance. It was a small intimate theater.
It was a really moving, unsettling and haunting show. It leaves you wondering at the end "What...happened?
". If anyone saw this show, I'd be curious to know what you thought or what your theory is about the meaning of the ending
. It has you pondering and reflecting long after the curtain closed.
It was nice stepping out afterwards and seeing heart of New York City filled with life. It was the fourth of July and there was so much energy in the air.
Despite the disappointing game results, we had a great night.