“There is no exquisite beauty without some strangeness in the proportion.” — Edgar Allan Poe
Last night was a beautiful win — but oh, the strangeness.
Come-from-behind wins in the final minutes of a game are the stuff legends are made of. The stuff that makes victory taste even sweeter.
But they are also some of the strangest game-scenarios of a coach’s wife’s life.
They are not my favorite. But they are. They are a paradox. (And as an English teacher, I love a good paradox.)
Last night was a hard-fought defensive battle. (As a defensive coach’s wife, you love it AND you hate it. Again, with the paradox.) And what you really love when your husband coaches defense is a shut out.
And our defense DID shut out their team’s offense, but THEIR defense… well, that’s where their 14 points came from.
And you have to hand it to that defense. They played hard. They hit hard and charged hard and sacked hard.And our offense will feel the effects of that HARD for awhile.
But our defense, they played hard too. They hit hard and charged hard and stole that ball hard when it mattered most.
And our offense scored when it mattered most — and scored just enough when it mattered most.
And while we might have liked a few more points on that final scoreboard, and a few less battle scars at the end of the fight, it was still beautiful.
Yes, there was some definite strangeness in the proportions — but oh, what an exquisitely beautiful win. #CANES