Monday, August 11, 2008

2008 Olympics

Its 4:40am...
I just wanted to take a moment to express how happy I am that it's Olympic time again.
I am aware that there are a lot of people who reject the Olympics for whatever political views they have and tie into capitalism and corporations etc. But we can save this debate for another time, and maybe for someone else's blog.

I watched the highlights of the opening ceremony and lets say I was a bit emotional about it. It did make me glossy eyed and did give me waves of goosebumps. But I'm sure many of you had the same emotional rush as I did, whether you're willing to admit it or not.

I love the Olympics because of what it represents (at least to me...Im choosing to ignore all other bullshit on purpose). Like some of you may know, I am an idealist.
The Olympics to me represent unity amongst diversity and difference. I know its not a solution to our global issues, it wont stop poverty, racism, sexism, child labour, crime, war and genocide or create equality. But it does give me hope in humanity. It does give me hope for peace. It does give me hope for our future.

I've never been really good at ending thoughts but I just hope that everyone, at some point in the duration of the games, can really just soak in the beauty in the unity, love and harmony and just for one moment forget the differences between you and the next person, between you and the next faith, between you and the next race/culture, between you and the next sex.

Open your eyes. Change your views. See your world through a different lens. Beauty exists.


Remedy said...

I don't know if you're the same guy i'm thinking of but were you at the selam youth fest event back in july, taking pics? I only remember you (that is if this is you) because you were wearing a glow in the dark tour shirt and i asked if you went and blah blah, lol.

Chilly Willy said...

yea its me.