Archive for February 13th, 2010

Very Saddened – Twice

Saturday, February 13th, 2010

Along with the rest of the world,  I was very much affected by the death of the 21-year old Olympian, Nodar Kumaritashvili.  All of that bravado,  determination, and joy of competing against the best athletes in the world – snuffed out in less than 2-seconds on a too-slick, practice luge run.  How little these words must mean to the man’s family tonight – but they are offered respectfully.

And then a “lesser” news story crossed my screen and my mind: the Haitian government stated that the death toll of last month’s earthquake now exceeded 200,000.  Two hundred thousand deaths.  200,000 people who did not suit up, compete in an activity they loved, and whose deaths are easily forgotten.

What does it all mean?

Hey folks, I just write the words – you decide for yourself what it means – or not.