Saturday, January 7, 2012

I'm having Olympic fever!

I'm having Olympic fever this evening. I don't know why. Maybe it's the presidential debates and the fact that Mitt Romney was the head of the Salt Lake City Olympics. Maybe because the summer Olympics are coming up in a few months. Maybe it's because shooting started today (more on that later!) and Joshua had an excellent first practice. Whatever it was that sparked this fever, it made me think of the last winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada. I love everything about the Olympics. From the Opening Ceremonies to the Closing Ceremonies to everything in between. I watch as much of it as I can. I always have since I was a youngster. I just love it. One of my favorite things from the Opening Ceremonies at the Vancouver Olympics was the "Prairie Interpretation" segment. It's based on a book, "Who Has Seen the Wind" by a classic Canadian author, W. O. Mitchell. This part of the ceremony prompted me to buy the book and read it. It is a fantastic book and one that I would recommend to almost anyone. Not traditional Tinkel reading material, and some might not like it, but I thought it was excellent. Anyway, here's the video that started it all. The Olympics owns the rights to the television broadcast of the opening ceremonies, so I couldn't find the official film on YouTube, but I found this one. It's not perfect, but it's still pretty good. Here it is:

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  1. Thanks for sharing that Tim~ We missed the opening ceremonies~ my poor husband was trying to get our rabbit ears to work, and we finally caved and got hooked up to cable, just so we could watch the Olympics. ;) BIG favorite in this house as well!