We expect that Rajon Rondo will read the classic, ageless poem entitled "Rime of the Ancient Mariner," at Kevin Garnett's 36th birthday party next week.
We are not sure if Rajon Rondo (with his Nikon D 3600) has already shot the albatross hanging around the team's neck and has used it as a decoration model for KG's birthday cake.
Garnett is so old he is beginning to look like one of the ancient stone carvings at the Mayan Hub of Tikal. We have to remember he is one of the living ancient monuments in Celtics Hub.
The epic poem depicts the long voyage across the deep ocean where you thirst for a championship, but the water everywhere contains not a drop to drink.
It seems like the playoffs to literary experts.
Garnett said that he appreciated all the references to aging because it motivates him "though I don't read your column."
He doesn't know what he is missing, but then again by 36, most people have done it all and can't remember they've done it.
We hesitate to remind him that Marilyn Monroe never made it past age 36, and they still make movies about her legendary playoff games.
If being aged and passionate seem to be disparate characteristics, the Ancient Celtic truly seems to be Tommy Heinsohn who has given a recounting of the ancient wars of Philadelphia and Boston in basketball lore.
If there is anything possible, it is for the old man to fight the sea with nobility on this last voyage of champions.
We are reminded too of old crabby Mary Carson in The Thornbirds. She had the hubris in her old age to fall in love with a young priest.
At her birthday party, the ancient girl made a play for him.
She got what she wanted, showing more passion than anyone could expect from an oldster. Her old body mocked her young feelings, but she played the game to the hilt.
Kevin Garnett won't be the oldest guy at the party, but he will be playing Father Time one-on-one.