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akoreanolympicsLast night watching the opening ceremonies for the Olympics I felt the tiniest flicker of possibility. The enthusiasm on the beautiful young faces of the Korean delegation as they entered the stadium with their jackets just announcing KOREA made it impossible to find something separative about anyone. The cheers at their entrance by athletes from around the entire world, the beauty of the art installations, the wonder of the technological wizardry – so much made it possible to set aside any sense of politics. I was struck most of all by the human creation of doves of peace while Koreans sang John Lennon’s anthem “Imagine” in English.

Perhaps that is the lesson for today. If we can imagine what a world “at one” would look like, perhaps we can bring it to reality. I believe I will stop now, put on the music, and bring my version of that world into being. Join me if you will…