Our time at the Olympics has come to a close. We saw many, many awe inspiring things. I realized like never before how we are truly part of a greater whole, and at the same time developed a deeper patriotism. I brought along East of Eden to read, and as I watched the athletes perform I kept thinking what an appropriate choice it was. Steinbeck said of the book, "It has everything in it I have been able to learn about my craft or profession in all these years." He further claimed: "I think everything else I have written has been, in a sense, practice for this."
Our hearts are full from the adventure we've had, and the anticipation of those to come (ahem, we're wondering what it would be like to go to Russia in four years for the next winter Olympics). I look forward to sharing more pictures with you in the coming week. Have a wonderful weekend, friends!