Every Sunday, Boston Globe photographer Stan Grossfeld asks the subject of one of his photos to explain what’s happening in the shot.
Who’s up today: Jen Schoullis of the Boston Blades (Canadian Women’s Hockey League), meditating before a game against Toronto at Veterans Memorial Rink, Somerville, Feb. 23, 2013
Said Schoullis: “The moment the photo was taken was before my first game back in 11 months from a concussion. I was just telling myself to stay calm, take everything in stride. It was pretty tough getting back in the groove, not knowing how I was going to play. I was telling myself to keep it simple, take it slow, and enjoy the moment.
“The empty rink is a place to calm down and relax while nobody is there. That’s the last thing I do to prepare before I get dressed for warmups. I listen to Breaking Benjamin and Eminem. It’s a contradiction. It contradicts the calmness of the moment, a heavy rock band. I like my body to be calm and my mind to be calm but then in the back of my head, I like this pump-up music to get me going.
“I listen to that one Eminem song before every game. It’s called ‘Till I Collapse.’ ”