may the olympic spirit prevail
& give us a time of peace, of respect & of dignity.
there may have been much criticism & concerns,
but this remains a momentous moment in history.
china is opening its arms to the world for two weeks,
& from the looks of it,
also its heart.
how could you say "no" to 1.3 billion people?
6000 years of history,
6000 years of know-how,
6000 years of culture
that has brought great things to the global human culture,
be it gunpowder, paper, typography, the compass, silk
quite a legacy,
if you consider the impact these things have had on
all other civilisations.
china meant to seduce us
with a large array of colors
found in their traditional costumes
& light displays & the fireworks.
also through its music,
traditional & contemporary.
& the choregraphies,
done with military precision,
but so gracefully.
the perfect balance between
exhuberance & sobriety.
everything was mastered to perfection
& gave us some memorable moments
with a most splendid show that was awe inspiring.
china may not have a perfect record as far as human rights go,
but i guess such a large population
requires a different set of rules,
different than from what we know.
but we must respect
the effort of this people
to receive us,
& in such a grand way.
definitely a first glance
that is magnificent.
thank you beijing!!!
LET THE GAMES BEGIN!!!!!!!!!
A GLANCE AT THE OPENING CEREMONIES.
ONE WORLD, ONE DREAM