Make Yourself at Home
Patriots defend home court on Senior Night against Sherwood Warriors 25-18, 26-24, 25-22
Thursday, April, 20, 2014
Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.
- Matsuo Basho (17th Century Japanese poet)
Add the names Cary Chin, David Li, Paul Malinauskas and Benjamin Wang to wherever the list is carved. The names on the list reach back to the past and leave room for more in the future. The list says "these people were here and are us, and in them are we."
The Wootton volleyball family list is carved in individual and collective memories that travel beyond the school gym walls. These memories are stirred by the friendships, the photos, the stories collected along the way. Before the match, Wootton VB Alum Joe Moyer, now a terrific coach for the Sherwood boys (including his son), shared with me some of his Wootton memories. As we sat in the gym on the bleachers under championship banners in familiar surroundings, he described his friends and experiences from his Wootton days with fondness and perspective. He was smiling as he told his stories.
You create for yourself a home, where you become what you are.
If you are on the list, you do not need to explain why you are on it. Everyone on it already knows. Cary, David, Paul and Benjamin have already done their explaining at home in Wootton's gym. They have completed their regular season home matches without a loss, going back four years. More importantly, they have become who they are, and they are us.
Wootton takes some time off for Spring Break before traveling to Richard Montgomery to Play the undefeated Rockets on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The boys match follows the 5:15pm coed match.