The closing of the games. Feel the possibility.

Today is the last day of the 2010 Olympics, which have been held in Vancouver Canada over the past couple of weeks.

I’m not a huge sports fan. I came from a musical household, not so much a sporty one. Although I do care about health and fitness, I’ve never much been interested in watching team sports, except for the Olympics. I remember them all. I’ve always loved the Olympics. Having them here in Canada has been an honour. Especially given the extraordinary efforts, accomplishments and team spirit of our Canadian Team.

There is some controversy over the Olympics. The host country rarely recoups the expense of hosting the games. It’s kind of like when you’re preparing for out of town guests. You’ll go to extraordinary expense to accommodate them, then when they’re gone your guest room is nicer than your bedroom, and hopefully you have memories that will last a lifetime.

I personally don’t have a problem with the Olympics. This world desperately needs things that bring us together. We need events that get us standing up for the same things, events that teach us about each other, and help us admire each other. The Olympics is the only thing we can conjure up that accomplishes this on an international, grand scale.

So as the Olympic ceremonies close out these spectacular games tonight, I will hold a wish in my heart that every person watching will feel the possibility of a world coming together, the promise of our world celebrating the greatness of living, the greatness of the human race and the greatness of our beautiful planet.

May peace be bestowed upon us.

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