Roger Federer’s tribute

“There he was, a surprise, perhaps the biggest of this Wimbledon fortnight: Roger Federer in the flesh Sunday on Centre Court. As always, he looked handsome and freshly pressed. But instead of his tennis whites, Federer wore a trim, dark suit to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Centre Court”. He didn’t play. At eagle speeds, he is recovering from a right knee surgery, hoping to be ready for next year’s edition.

Always referring the name Roger Federer, we point towards elegance. Not only in Wimbledon, (were wearing white is an oficial rule) but in many aspects, and remember that he won 5 Wimbledon’s cups in a row, until Rafael Nadal took his place, in a 5 hours 2008’s final match. There are also other memorable occasions, seen in old-TVs by our parents, grandparents, or why not, by ourselves. Times, like when he appeared as a long haired junior, against Pete Sampras; or when he won his first Wimbledon, in 2003. Anyway, in a regular match or in the final, being elegant is a characteristic of excellence, a behavior esquisite of outstanding cotenants, like him.

Roger Federer said he will return to the court: saying an uncertain “may be” which leave us also a poetic question mark. Like the Jedi, since Luke Skywalker was going to return with the rebels. Same said Jesus, he was supposed to return after going to heaven… With impatience, we have unfruitfully waited more than 2,000 years for His return, which is very little in terms of eternities. It might be just around 30 human lifes, or even less. Hasn’t the planet Earth endured much more millennials? Didn’t the dinosaurs lasted more? or didn’t it took eras for apes to evolve into cro-magnons (and then into humans)? Our little waiting is, therefore, trivial.

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Abba Music returns 🎼

Abba, which is reuniting after nearly 40 years, will released a new single, “Don’t Shut Me Down”. Their new album, “Voyage,” is due on Nov. 5 and quasi-concert dates are scheduled in London in May. Though the verses of “Don’t Shut Me Down” are about a woman surprising an ex with her return, the choruses also recognize the strangeness of Abba’s reappearance: “I’m not the one you know/I’m now and then combined”.

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As the music band returns to action, it can’t be expected to have the same teenagers fans, but older ones with new learnings and understandings. Returning will be different, like all returning experiences. Catholics often recur to the parable of the prodigal son (about a son that returns home after spending all his fortune). His father received him with a big hug, and even threw a party on his return. He ordered to bring him new clothes and to cook food (to sacrifice a pork). God’s response could be similar as this father’s, because God is greater than what we think.

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Abba Previews First Album in 40 Years, and 11 More New Songs
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