Sunday, April 20, 2003
What the Gods Know
A reading from the book of Giamatti:
The gods are brought back when the people gather together [at the ballpark]�
� sport is ceremony wherever you find it. It mimics the ritual quality of religious observances even when the sport is no longer, if it ever was, connected to a formal religious act of worship. In that mimesis, however, an experience akin to the religious is engaged in over and over.
� I believe we have played games, and watched games, to imitate the gods, to become godlike in our worship of each other and, through those moments of transmutation, to know for an instance what the gods know (Take Time for Paradise).