To the Editor:
As a former resident of Watertown for over 40 years, I still keep abreast of issues concerning the town and would like to express my thoughts on the matter of an appropriate symbol representing not only the town’s sport teams, but the town itself.
Through my life experiences and spiritual development, I have come to realize and understand that strength comes from weakness.
For me, I have learned that I must first proclaim my weakness in order for my strength to evolve.
As an athlete, I know that often times sporting competitions are won before even setting foot on the field of play. Therefore, any psychological advantage an individual or team can gain over an opponent would be advantageous.
Having said that, team mascots, aside from controversial cultural names, have been adopted from animals generally viewed as courageous, ferocious, and strong. I submit that proclaiming one’s weakness gains the upper hand not only in competition, but especially in life.
Naming the Watertown sports team the “Lambs” teaches a valuable lesson, not only in competition but in life.
Roberta M. Crispino