Why a Jersey Is More Than Just a Shirt

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photo credit: T-shirts via photopin (license)

I wore a jersey today to work. I know. That goes against my rule of not wearing one past age 40.

I don’t feel like a superstar, but I do feel like a player.

I’m cutting through my work today with skill and precision. Or, at least, clarity and hope. I will probably spill something on this jersey. It’s a soccer shirt, for Newcastle United, with my name and Elise’s old number on the back.

Despite the cool gray piping and official colors, I don’t feel any more like a champion while wearing it as I would if I were in a blue T-shirt and olive green vest – like I probably will be tomorrow.

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