I don't know why, but I always do this. I fought back tears watching the Winter Olympics opening ceremonies tonight. What a wonderful show! I felt so proud for our brothers and sisters to the north. I have always loved Canada, and often thought I was a citizen of the wrong north American country. Canadians are a much more progressive minded and tolerant lot, than many of their US neighbors to the south, and are far less prone to arrogance and boasting.
The opening ceremony was a beautiful artistic creation. It is incredible what can be done with projections, lighting, and props. I was absolutely wowed by the way they transformed the stadium floor into 1st, the the frozen arctic ice pack, and then into the summer arctic ocean, complete with swimming and blowing whales!
As someone who once lived out on the great plains of Nebraska, I immediately connected with the segment dedicated to the Canadian great plains, as well as tributes to their aboriginal peoples. And who could have listen to K.D. Lang singing Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah, and not be moved?
Great opening ceremony! I am looking forward to the next two weeks of Olympic coverage.
On a sad note, a young Georgian luge driver, perished today, when his sled went off the track and he slammed into a steel I-beam at 90 MPH. Incredibly, NBC News tonight, actually showed a video of his tragic accident and death. Shame on them and their yellow journalism ! Much was made of the fact that the I-beams were not padded. Well.........at 90 MPH, would padding really have made any difference? God love him!