I remember being pretty terrified right around this time in 2005. The fact is the sun will set and rise 13 more times (less than 2 weeks) and our lives will go on no matter what happens. These 13 days will feel like 13 years while they are happening, but it won't take long before they feel like an instantaneous blip. That will be the case whether the Sox win the division or fall short.
No matter what, we'll all be here again in April, agonizing over the next season. The circle of life!
What is Mind? -- Doesn't Matter!
What is Matter? -- Never Mind!