Didja watch? The Opening Ceremonies, I mean? And weren't they wonderful?
I sat and did the hand-binding on one and one-half sides of my batik baskets quilt while I watched the four-hour spectacle, and was so captivated and impressed! The technology, the artistry, the precision, the originality -- all were so wonderful, so unusual, so well done! I just loved the whole thing. Could have lived without two-thirds of the commercial interruptions (and gone to bed earlier!), but I'm not a bit sorry I stayed up for it all.
Of all of the images, this one of Yao Ming and Lin Hao is the one that will endure for me. After the parade, the cameraman kept returning to focus on these two, and I just loved how the big guy held the little one as together they watched the torch and the fireworks. It was just wonderful.
And, for a while, it took my mind off of how disappointed I am in John Edwards. Sheesh.