Sunday, February 21, 2010
Fast forward to the year the Jamaicans first entered the Winter Olympics. I cannot imagine what level of faith it would take to even aspire to such an ‘impossible dream’. Or what level of determination it would take to remain on task. I could not fathom what strength of spirit would feed the optimism. But then, I had never been to Jamaica.
Other than soaking in the Caribbean sun, my only ‘goal’ on that 1st trip was to find an Olympic Bobsled Team t-shirt. I came away from that island with all the usual tropical tourist memories and mementos. I found the t-shirt, and learned that the sport is driving a bobsleigh, not sled. And I learned where the team found their spirit, determination and resilience. It is, to me, what defines the people of Jamaica. I have come to know some of those special folks, solidifying my opinion. My husband met them on our honeymoon, and came away with the same thoughts. We’ve been back 5 times, and hope to again. Not just for sun, sand, jerk chicken and Red Stripe beer. It’s the people. There are few words to describe them. Warm, yes, but not just from the sun, it’s from the heart.
So the Bobsleigh team did not make it this year, and I am disappointed. But there was a representative in the Parade of Nations. His name is Errol Kerr, and his sport is Ski Cross. Yes, we’ll root for Team USA; we are after all, Americans. But we will be rooting for Team Jamaica as well, because we are, after all, Jamericans. Respect concrete Errol!
Friday, February 19, 2010
I do SO love the Olympics; it is the closest we ever get to world peace. It is only fitting that one of my favorite ducks is there capturing all the excitement! Go Team USA! (and I do so wish that WTD will be capturing the 'ski-cross' for Team Jamaica as well) ;) WTD goes for Gold
Originally uploaded by ©yumiang via flickr
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Somewhere in these memories is the beginning of ‘us’. He proposed by attaching a poster size 'personal ad' to a tree where I usually ate my lunch in Washington Park. I said yes. Years before the big screen debut of penguins and their chilly courtship rituals we began our own. You can learn a lot from penguins.
Happy Valentine’s Day
Saturday, February 13, 2010
· Overture ❄ · Olympics · O Canada! · Opportunity · OURS! · Others?
· Ordinary Miracle ♪ · Old… · Odyssey… · Origins · Offering · Outdoor Indoor · Opponents
· Occasions · Ordeals · Outshine! · Obtain · Ovations!
· Onlookers · Overcome, · Oh! · Oration · One…
· One People · One Spirit... · One Tribe! · One World · OPEN!
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010
I think its awesome, all so very yellow and 'breit'. All proceeds from the poster sale are going to Doctors Without Borders. I already ordered mine; I'm hoping I can get in on the batch Mary has autographed!