In my last blog I made an analogy between the emotions involved in soccer, basketball and boarding school admissions. Today I'm thinking in terms of golf and dance.
At the Masters Golf Tournament last weekend, we saw the epitome of success and emotional release overcoming moments of failure when Sergio Garcia won his first Major Tournament - at the 73rd attempt! This was a perfect example of grit, perseverance and talent working together, and of Winston Churchill’s maxim to “ Never, never, never, never - in nothing great or small, large or petty - never give in!”
I couldn’t make it to the Masters in Augusta, but was captivated by the human drama that unfolded on television.
Switching genres, on Saturday my wife and I had enjoyed a powerful evening of dance by Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal, part of Dance Victoria’s 2017 season. They are a world-class troupe of dancers and their performance was both high octane and emotionally uplifting. Here is a brief clip from their program – Minus One:
There were many dancers of high school and college age in attendance. In our boarding schools, we aim to expose our students to excellence in talent and the evoking of emotion. That was certainly on display last weekend to young and old alike.