During the entire past week, Lucy and I sat before our television more than usual. Reason: to enjoy a very rare opportunity: the telecast of globally-rated athletes competing on ice and snow in the ice ranks and mountains of Korea. What were we watching? The Winter Olympics, of course.
The athletes, some younger than twenty and others older than thirty years, performed the seemingly impossible. Include midair somersaults, skiing backward at fifty miles an hour, and pirouettes on ice. Teenagers and twenty-somethings showed great courage and confidence in undertaking such difficult feasts, especially considering that they'd be watched worldwide. For them, inclusion in the roster is a challenge and an honor.