Love of Country

By nature I am a channel surfer. I like to keep up with the news. So this week, I bounced back and forth between two battlefields: the Olympics and the elections. Remarkable. Both were about love of country. One was a picture of hope; the other of struggle. I found myself in awe of those young American gymnasts of diverse backgrounds. They were so good, it made me wonder: is gymnastics an art? Perhaps. Every art form requires knowledge of “the basics” and practice, practice, practice. Art is as much about this discipline as it is about free expression. We admire and applaud when there is a balance between the two. If only  the election peeps could tune in to the Olympic peeps. That might elevate elections to an art form.

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