As I sit this evening and watch the opening ceremonies, I remember a book my son and I loved to read when he was young. It was called The Minpins and was written by the magnificent author Roald Dahl. In the book was a splendid forest that little Billy went adventuring in. When I think of England I think of a few things. I think of course of the city of London, Shakespeare, and the gorgeous parks.
I think, too of the opportunity that exploring England gives one’s imagination. So today I offer you a photo of a forest back in Ohio. In the desert there are fewer forests~but there are magnificent forests spread in the mountain regions of Arizona. The photo below reminds of of God’s glory. It, like the Olympic community fills my heart with joy. Call me a pie-eyed Gidget-y optimist. But for a few glorious weeks we can all just have some fun together. We can be thrilled by magnificent performances and learn touching, memorable things about each other. We can laugh and hope and cheer and have a great time. I think we need that!