Friday, February 12, 2010

Opening Ceremonies

Pre-Salt Lake and my current job when I watched Olympic Opening Ceremonies I found myself biding my time through the parade of athletes until they got to the US before I felt much emotion.  As I watched tonight I got that tug more often - whether I was watching the team for a country I've lived in, visited or the home country for my friends.  I came to the realization that my world has expanded in the past 10 years.  I feel I'm a part of more than just my little corner of the world, how lucky I am.

Tonight I also couldn't help but reminisce about that night just over 8 years ago as I sat in Rice Stadium and watched the Opening Ceremonies in Salt Lake.  Knowing I helped make it happen was a dream come true - little did I realize I would be lucky enough for that dream to still be following me all these years later.  I am truly blessed.

One of my favorite songs from Salt Lake was actually from the Closing Ceremonies when Josh Groban and Charlotte Church sang "The Prayer."  It was simply gorgeous - and while this clip is from another performance it still resonates with me.

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