Saturday, February 13, 2010

A Quick Hello

I just wanted to check in with you all. Things have been a bit hectic this week: cleaning, working, and celebrating. Vancouver is hosting the Olympics and my brother-in-law ran with the torch on Wednesday and we were all very proud of him. My sister and another brother-in-law arrived today from Montreal and will be staying with us for the week. I hope to pop in now and then with some photos of our time during this once-in-a-lifetime event. The opening ceremonies blew my mind with the beauty and symbolism of the dancing, light show and music.
I was not a supporter of the Olympics coming to Vancouver but I am making the best of this situation. The spirit is all around us, athletes who have worked so hard to achieve their dreams and our culture, the culture of Canada on display for the world. Amidst the war of protesters and corporate slogans our city is seeing right now I am trying to live in the gray area between being a stick in the mud and a cheerleader. We are attending two sporting events and will be soaking up some patriotism and some fun too. I hope to pop in tomorrow with some art to share that was inspired by Valentine's Day. Happy Weekend.

4 comments:

TMCPhoto said...

right there with you on the Olympic front, we aren't to happy about the Olympics but we are willing to make the best of it and even get out to enjoy what is out there to enjoy; the public art and the cultural events. We have family coming next week. The energy around here is really heightened and I'm feeling a strong need to ground myself. Enjoy the games, can't wait to hear about them.

michelledarensbourg said...

I look forward to hearing about your experience through the games & cannot wait to see your Valentine's Day inspired piece :D

Michelle

This Guy said...

Thank you for your ever kind and heartfelt advice! I really appreciate it! :)

I am glad you are making the best of the olympics down there. I cant even imagine the busy-ness of the city there. It must be alot like Niagara Falls here in the summer, I am not too fond of it either...

Keep Care!
Talk soon,
Bret

Bridgett said...

What an amazing time...definitely a once in a lifetime experience.

I hope you're enjoying every minute!