East Hampton High’s girls and boys volleyball teams were ousted from the playoffs this past week, though they went grudgingly, not gently, into the off-season.
On Monday here, Danny Weaver’s boys team went the distance with Sayville, a team it had beaten twice before, before losing 26-24 in the fifth.
My sister said the other night that she was feeling a bit low, and attributed the feeling to “the changing seasons.”
I commiserated, saying I too felt a certain sadness this time of year, what with everything that had once been green and flourishing falling into the sere, the yellow leaf. And then, adding to the atmospherics, I began to hum a few bars of “Autumn Leaves.”