If you are a bit sport minded you must know now the Paralympics have started. So yesterday was the opening ceremony. I don't understand why the Dutch television didn;t broadcasted it life, in the knowledge we have about 80 sporters competing.! I think it is very respectless and I low them for it. Yes, ecah day they have a little summary of the events of the day. But Jan and I watched the BBC,
And how amazing the show was!! Not only amazing, but very beautiful and touching and full of respect for the sporters. It was such a feast to watch it. One of the spectacles was a ballet of about 200 ballet dancers. Not too amazing, you should think. But it was a group of girls which were all deaf. How to dance on the music then and specially all at the same time? There were a few ladies who, with gestures gave the tempo and the movements to be done. I never saw a thing like that before. It was more than beautiful. If you have a chance to see it perhaps in a summary on tv, I recommand you to look at it and I am sure you will agree with me. It was stunning how the show was put together. What a fantasy was used by the creator of it. You can notice it had a great impact on me, whle I am still talking about it and I am still very enthousiastic. Today the sport is starting and I want to watch some of the games, for sure. I must be honest with you. It will be perhaps sometimes, a bit hard to watch, because you will have to look beyond their physical appearance sometimes. Not because I cannot watch a disabled person, but more because it hurts a bit. But you must forget about that and certainly not think they are pitiful. I think that in a way we must admire those sporters evenmore than the regular sporters. In a lot of cases they had to fight, train harder and had to have more perseverance than the not disabled ones. I think the attituede towards the paralympics is changing more and more, The world is looking at those people less and less with pitty in their heart and more and more with admiration and acceptance. That is a good thing.
What a speech came out of my fingers. I wasn't planning this at all, but just typing the words just came. And why not, they are great people.
And now today I have a kind of Back to school kit for you. School has started again, surely regretted by a lot of children (hahaha). Because vacation is a great thing, but unfortunately there is school to attend to. Well, on the other hand we'll have to be glad that there is school. Still a lot of children don't have that possibility. I know, when you are a child, you don;t think too much about that, and that's a good thing too in a way. Soon enough the children are grown up and will hav to face the real, big and often mean world. So let hem enjoy as much as possible their schooldays, and let them be child!
Oh boy, what is the matter with me today? I am rather in a phylosophical mood. How strange! Well, let me wish you an enjoyable Sunday, have fun, try to relax this one day left of the weekend and I'll "see" you tomorrow.