O is for the Olympics

| February 10, 2014

is for the Olympics… because they are awesome. Beauty, awe and wonder abound.
I was watching a men’s snowboarding event and the winner, Sage, did a trick
that he had never attempted before. He seemed so relaxed and in the flow.
Somehow he had the confidence and impulse to plow into untested territory. A
Russian speed skater, Olga, buoyed by the energy of the home crowd, won bronze
and posted a time ridiculously lower than anything she had ever done before.
What have they tapped into? Do we have those moments of daring and crystalline
performance in schools? Do we provide/facilitate/allow for joy and wonder? I