Twice a year, I read one of the finest pieces of literature ever produced … “The Green Fields of the Mind” by A. Bartlett Giamatti, former commissioner of baseball.
I read it on opening day, and I read it on the day when my Houston Astros are eliminated from further contention. (Hold all comments about the second reading taking place in May this year, please.)
You can find “Green Fields of the Mind” on many websites, I've linked to one below in the related link.
It's just an excellent read, and it's something that I find more and more relevant in my world with every passing year. It captures the spirit of hope, the crush of false hope, talks of lessons learned and lessons that we never truly want to have to learn.
Read it, at least once in your life. That's all I can really say.