Glory Days

… they’ll pass you by.  Yet while we talked about “the old days” tonight it was much deeper than that.  For most of us there were to be greater glory days came after we left college, but there was no doubt that we acquired a sense of identity both for ourselves and for the University that we represented by our involvement in organized sports.

Collegiate wrestling is a different kind of sport, to be sure.  I’ve always likened it to a physical chess match.  As Coach Ellman pointed out tonight, the sport is still not widely known or understood.  But while its moves and scoring systems are mysterious to most, for its participants there is no better individual sport.  Yet somehow it was never just about the individual match.  Perhaps I’ll have more to say about the experience, and about how Coach Ellman inspired us to heights of self-control and determination at another time.

For this night in Washington Heights, recalling Glory Days was good enough …

About Leonard J. Press, O.D., FAAO, FCOVD

Developmental Optometry is my passion as well as occupation. Blogging allows me to share thoughts in a unique visual style.
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