It’s taken me a while to sum up my thoughts about the ‘Olympic experience’ but there is something about the shapes projected throughout these Games. They were all inclusive and made one feel embraced – apart from the fact that the Games did embrace by their very nature. The Closing Ceremony in particular produced very welcoming, awesome shapes on Sunday night – from the towering figure of the Phoenix that hovered over the descending Flame:
….to the athletes collected within the triangles of the GB flag which lit the stadium floor:
…to the fireworks at both ceremonies which warmly embraced, and to the athletes themselves displayed on various posters:
There’s been much said about the Olympics – most of it positive and this it deserves. It does feel as though there is a different…don’t know the word…air, over London, as if the rings and their power is within our midst. I don’t know if that feeling will remain, but it is worth remembering that unity which embraces difference, in a variety of ways, can exist.