Stripping away the rose colored glasses of denial concerning my reality. Getting in touch with truth. Reaching out to others in empathy concerning their reality and their walk to truth.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Carrying the Spirit

Vancouver, can you hear me?
Vancouver, I’m on my way.
Save a place on yonder mountain
I’ll be there by light of day.

~What a great time I had; becoming a 'curling up on my couch' spectator! Some of the most beautiful land in the world holds a variety of people with great spirit. I found it all endearing.

~And that great spirit? I found myself caught up in the moment of each game. It surprised me that I pulled for all teams, all nations. So many young people came, yet 'old-timers' returned, and took their share. I think this (pictured)young Canadian says it all.

During the Olympic Opening, this bear arose from the stadium floor. Our host literaly lifted it with wiring at the top. The circles within the cloth form the bear's shape. Amazing idea!

Now I find it feels symbolic of lifting spirits; readying all to work or play in good manner and communication. It's like a giant hug from Canada to all. It's like a challenge from Vancouver to continue 'carrying the spirit,' they so freely gave. Thank you!


  1. Dear Dixie,
    Like you, I have hugely enjoyed these games and the Olympic spirit they have embodied.
    Here's to hoping such good will will endure.
    Yours with Very Best Wishes,
    P.S. I hope you don't mind, but I'm so glad that Canada won the mens' ice hockey final last night. A nice antidote to the sometimes all conquering US of A.

  2. Hi David,

    By all means: "Yay Canada!" It was an outstanding game. (I usually don't watch hockey because of my vision.)
    We must have the worst reputation in the world. I'm so very, very sorry.
    I appreciate your time to read and comment.
    In kindness, Dixie

  3. Dear Dixie,
    As you know; I have been totally immersed in the magic, the sheer beauty of my other home.
    It has been wonderful Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver. A clear demonstration of the human spirit at its most beautiful.
    Thank you for this thoughtful and loving post. Canada and the world grew into a new, kinder way through the embracing of the Olympic ideal.
    Thanks Dixie. With respect and warmth, your way, Gary x

  4. What a wonderful post Dixie! It is so nice to hear from others their appreciation for the games! Congratulations to the USA for the most medals taken home!

  5. We all need this spirit.

  6. Dear Gary,
    It's great to hear YOUR enthusiasm. I suppose you're the only Canadian I know.(somewhat) So I'm glad my post brought you a smile.

    You are so right about the beauty and character of this nation. On the one hand it was a cheering and singing adventure; on the other hand, a well-mannered, cooperative crowd of millions!! Imagine that?

    Respect and warmth to you,
    Dixie x

  7. Welcome Lorac!
    You are from Canada! Thank you for taking time to read and comment.

    I'm always curious about the host nation and how the people express themselves. I must admit ~ I cannot resist a giant bear with his arms extended offering a hug!

    I don't know what the medal count was, but thank you for that. I can tell you whch couples lost in skating that I pulled for; they weren't from here. (oops)

    In peace and kindness,

  8. Hi L.R.,
    You're right. I came away with a feeling of new order in my life. A different kind of order; a challenge to my usual focus.

    Hope you watched. It was very exciting. Or maybe I finally found a venue I can love! You know me and snow?!

    Thank you for reading and commenting 'old friend.'


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