We are fortunate that we have friends from so many different cultures.We are always learning new things, and we are always learning new ways to perceive the world around us.
We had a get-together with some friends where each person or family brought a dish from their various cultural heritages. The plan was for my little one and I to make the flags together. She helped a little, and then decided she wanted to watch cartoons instead. I had a ton of fun coloring these little flags...
We watched the amazing 2012 London Summer Olympic Opening Ceremony, and enjoyed good food to go with it. The buffet opened up and we made short work of the pizza, Santa Fe style salad, baba ganoush, tzatzki, American green bean cassarole, Swedish meatballs, Scottish Shortbread, British trifle, and other very good stuff.
Something about watching the Olympics, especially when the opening ceremonies artistically and dramatically show the progression of a culture through history, gives us all a rush, and a certain hope in how we all have the potential in us for something great - both individually and collectively. Within this sense of hope, the distance closes between us all.
That's the part that anyone from any culture experiences and remembers when we watch the Olympics - both the ceremonies and the sports - that greatness within mankind.And the more we learn from each other, the more this becomes possible.
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