Raise your weaping… somewhere in there is a French 18 year old kid controlling it all, he is not old enough to drink… howz that for government regulations? The Republicans would be pissed….
The irony of tonight caught me off guard. I watched the 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony over the Internet live from London via some web trickery, then I set out at 8pm here in Texas to deliver neighborhood association newsletters.
After about 50 of my 134 houses I realised as I sweated in the 95f temps that the iconic Don MacLean song had finally come home,
Back in 1972, age 14, in the UK, I had a paper round, I had one odd those cassette players with the piano style keys, I had a rack on the back of my bike I Used to strap it to and play the music.
And here I am, 40 years later delivering the news, “I can still remember how that music used to make me smile”.
In 40 years time I wonder how many of today’s generation either watching at home, or at the Olympic stadium will be inspired by tonight?
Maybe they’d be happy for a while,
But February made me shiver with every paper I’d deliver.