Sunday, March 14, 2010

Where have the superheroes gone?

Vancouver and Canada put on a friendly party for the 2010 Winter Olympics. We donned the red mittens, stole enough courage to take public transit, and actually talked to strangers.

In the quiet weeks following the Closing Ceremony, the streets of Vancouver seem deserted. No more flag-waving, no more cow bell, no more outburst of our national anthem. We are slowly recovering from the collective hangover, avoiding the glare of the pink cherry blossoms that came months too early.

I have only one question: where have all the super heroes gone?


Jennifer R. said...

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deb at nonna's house said...

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Lynn said...

The superheroes are still here, just hidden in their day-to-day identities, only using their superpowers when absolutely required -- which is probably more often than we realize. When we see who people really are, the challenges they deal with, they are often so much braver, more loving, and more amazing than we realize. I'm so glad the Olympics gave us occasion to demonstrate that.