thanks olympics & thanks canada!
i will miss you keeping me up til 1 in the morning.
& opening the flood gates of my current sensitive, emotional state.
i cried. a lot.
but i loved every single minute of it.
& realizing that every one of us has foolhardy pride.
for our own family, our own community, & our own country.
it's called patriotism & it delights me.
i still wish we'd kept you from that last gold.
& that you'd send me those mittens.
& a dog sled team.
or just mary carillo's job.