Last night I was watching the Olympics coverage and got to see the medal ceremony for the women’s speed skating 5000m, in which Canadians Clara Hughes and Cindy Klassen won gold and bronze. I couldn’t help smiling. Literally – it was such a wonderful scene the smile was an involuntary response.
As I was enjoying the purity of that sporting moment, I found myself thinking how incredibly damned happy I was that they were on the podium getting Olympic medals while Todd Bertuzzi and Dani Heatley weren’t.
I don’t expect justice out of life, and especially not sports, but I damned sure enjoy it when it happens.
[THX: Sue V., Canadian Affairs Editor]