" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

May 24, 2020

The Little Giant with the Big Heart on the NRL Grand Final Trophy Has Left the Stadium?

Australian rugby league great Arthur Summons dies aged 84
The mini-little giant image on my keyring
hanging from my kitchen bench key-rack
I saw the sad news on the ABC news website about the passing of Arthur Summons over a week ago now, but I realized that my club the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks play Arthur's club the West-Tigers in the next re-gigged round of the NRL draw when the season restarts this week.
ARL commission confirms May 28 start date
The last round before the NRL competition came to a halt because of the corona-virus my Sharkies were beaten by the Melbourne Storm in more or less a 2016 grand final replay:-(
And ironically it was the Sharks who knocked the West-Tigers out of last year's finals.
Rugby League can be a funny old game, but it seems to have nothing on the game of life when it comes to strangeness.
Maybe Arthur died of boredom waiting like the rest of us supporters for the season to restart again?-)
The tiny town that could become the home of the NRL?
There was even a plan weeks ago to base some NRL clubs in the Queensland town of Calliope, which I think would have been a bad omen, as Calliope was sometimes believed to be Homer's muse for the Iliad and the Odyssey.
The Roman epic poet, Virgil, invokes her in the Aeneid
In some cases, she is said to be the Mother of sirens.
I think the 2020 season would have had Buckley's chance of starting again this year with NRL team's based in Calliope;-)
Coffee and the Siren's Song

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