As the cynic and the optimist battle it out, time sits on the judging panel.
We have just reached half-time. The optimist seems to be having the upper hand for now but the cynic is always just a step or two behind. Who will emerge victorious? Only time can tell.
On one hand, the cynic does seem to have a better track record. But on the other hand, I can’t help but to hope for the best for the optimist. Is that how people who root for underdogs feel? Silly, but hopeful?
It’s all a bit too much to digest at the moment. After all, we’re still in the early stages of the battle. Things really could go either way from here on out. Who is to say either party will even make it past the qualifying round?
For now, let’s sit back and let the reality of things sink in while we wait for the second half of the match, shall we?