Until 2016 . . .

The Olympics took over my life seventeen days ago.

I probably won’t know what to do with myself tomorrow.

I have had a sincere interest in events both popular and obscure.  If I wasn’t watching them on tv, I was online obsessively checking results and medal counts, and not just for my own country.  I was fascinated with everything.  I’m like this every time.  I have given some thought to why, and I think it has everything to do with witnessing human commitment and greatness, talents and camaraderie, seemingly ordinary stories about people who really aren’t so ordinary after all.  Differences and conflict seem to be put on hold for just a little while.

But again, I know it only seems that way.  The events are never without controversy.   And bad things happen around us all the time.  All we have to do is turn on the news every day to know that.   I guess I’m just grateful for the reminder that we can be better, and there is something amazing waiting to come out in all of us.

On Monday I will be fully engaged in my life again, but grateful for all I did see; the magic that unfolded in a city eight time zones away, when over 10,000 athletes from around the world decended upon it, all in the name of sport and the potential in us all.

Until 2016 . . .

and Winter 2014 . . .

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Photo Source: http://www.getintravel.com/sochi-russia/

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