It's an Olympic summer this year and I am so excited! I love the Olympics. I have watched them ever since I was really really little. I remember my grandparents explaining the Olympics to me so I was probably6 or 7 when I first started watching. I don't care if they are the winter ones or the summer ones. I love both seasons. There is something about the pageantry, watching the nations parading in gets me every time. I almost don't care what sport is on--though water polo will never be a fave of mine to watch. LOL Nor is basketball in the winter ones. But almost anything else will suck me in.
I love learning about the different countries, the struggles that athletes have gone through to have the experience of representing their nation in this competion. When I was much younger it felt like a peaceful pause. Even as a kid I was aware of the violence and war torn areas of our world and it felt like a respite from that. An illusion that was shattered in the 1972 Olympics. I remember those Olympics too. And I find it beyond sad that there was not a moment of silence and remembrance for those athletes at this Olympics. It seemed appropriate and I don't understand the decision to not do that. So sad.
On a lighter note, Lissa said she is going to be in the Olympics. She will compete in. . . skipping!