The 2022 Winter Olympics are going on and I am once again mesmerized by the skill, the talent and the inspiration of such focused and driven athletes. Of course to be good at anything, whether it is sports, academics, music, etc. the key is practice. Over and over again. Practice makes progress. And watching others who excel at their craft is motivating and challenging.
There are a few other things that continue to baffle me. There are some “sports” that seem so random as though they exist for those who decide they want to be an olympian and pick a sport that anyone could master if they have the luck or money to try it. I am not sure who made up curling or how it got to be an olympic event, but I am sure there must be more to it than I understand. Well that is because I don’t really understand how “shuffleboard” on ice is really a sport. People are so clever as they invent games, sports and other feats of skill. But mostly, I am stunned as I watch people who like to play in the freezing cold!