Some may argue that it brings a clearer picture of your goals.
You could make the case that it represents hits, misses, achievements and even regrets in your life.
When it comes to T-Town, though, this type of psychiatry doesn’t involve medicine, therapy or perhaps, something more spiritual such as meditation or yoga.
So what is this powerful word that is so darn important in determining whether one’s life will be filled with peace and harmony or never-ending conflict and discord?
It’s something many could consider a leisurely activity. It’s a sport, actually.
And it’s a sport that involves flexibility, precision and most of all, world-class patience.
That would be … uh, bowling!
OK, so maybe I got lost in my own little world of make believe. And yes, I’ll plead guilty to the charge of being a wee bit philosophical.
Nonetheless, I’ll enthusiastically continue my wacky journey to never-never land when it comes to the Tallmadge bowlers.
That’s because the Blue Devils learned of their "clearer picture of their goals" as they confidently cavorted to their own Fiddler’s Green.
For the first time in school history, both the boys and the girls teams qualified for the Division I state tournament earlier this year.
Both teams finished 11th and thrived in a growing sport that featured a lot of hits, a minimal amount of misses, unprecedented achievements and of course, no regrets.
They also witnessed their own legend in the making. Aw, who am I kidding?
She is a legend in Tallmadge bowling lore … RIGHT NOW.
Current junior Kirsten Moore highlighted the Blue Devils’ groundbreaking season by finishing in a tie for second place last winter.
By the way, Moore’s effort at the state competition was the greatest performance ever for a Tallmadge bowler — male or female.
So is there "Moore" to come for a certain talented junior and her skillful teammates?
I wouldn’t bet against them if I were you.
While the bowlers reached new heights, success and achievements in T-Town were once again plentiful in 2018.
Brennan Heavilin, who is currently a junior, can’t do the things most of us do effortlessly on a regular basis.
He is confined to a wheelchair and may never get a chance to walk, run, jump or skip like many of us do.
However, Heavilin did something that many of us can’t do.
He captured a prestigious bronze medal in the seated shot put at the Division II state track and field meet.
The state competition turned out to be just a small bite off the tasty prime rib for the brawny Heavilin.
He also won the age 18-and-younger title in the seated shot put at the Adaptive Sports 2018 USA Junior Nationals in June.
If you’ve been to Tallmadge over the years, you know baseball could be considered a religion wherever you go.
Once again, the Blue Devils showed why baseball is king in T-Town, thanks to another spectacular season.
Tallmadge fell just short of capturing its second straight Division II state title. However, the Blue Devils wound up reaching the state semifinals despite nine losses in their first 12 games.
And Tallmadge accomplished something the 2017 squad did not achieve.
That would be a Suburban League American Conference championship.
Heavilin wasn’t the only Blue Devil to master the nuances of track and field.
Also competing at the 2018 Division II state meet were current junior Ravyn Edge, who advanced in the 1,600-meter race, current senior Lauren Moses (pole vault), 2018 graduate Matt Kieke (shot put) and the 800-meter relay team of 2018 graduates Sara Johnson and Madison Tasich, current junior Mabinty Kromah and current sophomore Maddie Arnold.
Edge did something no other Tallmadge athlete did in 2018. She advanced to the state competition in two sports.
Edge, along with classmate Kenna Loveless, received All-Ohio honors at the 2018 Division II state cross country meet.
The baseball team wasn’t the only squad that got a new banner hung on the high school gymnasium’s wall during this past year.
The softball team put it all together down the stretch to claim a share of the American Conference title.
Now that I’ve highlighted some of T-Town’s most dazzling performances in a year that included the discovery of three new species of fish, a breakthrough in reversing damage in Alzheimer’s disease and the creation of artificial embryos, forgive me for returning to my bizarre utopia.
I’ve heard that positive dreams about bowling can indicate that you will have a good fortune ahead.
They also could predict that any decision taken by you will prove to be correct and things will fall in place.
Interestingly enough, these unusual statements that sound like they came from Tarot cards can eerily describe the realities of all of these aforementioned teenagers.
When it comes to Tallmadge’s finest athletes in 2018, these gifted young men and women can roll strikes any time.
Reporter Frank Aceto can be reached at 330-541-9444, firstname.lastname@example.org or @FrankAceto_RPC.