Jul. 28th, 2012

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I love the Olympics, and the opening ceremony is always the best part.

London put on a great show, a really awesome event, capped by a torch-lighting that made a powerful moment even more meaningful. The British blood in me is proud tonight.

But more than that, the thing that always gets me, the thing that brings a tear to my eye, it's this gathering, this parade of nations, this global party. The whole world is in one place, gathered together, for a common goal, one peaceful celebration -- America and Iran, Sudan and Korea, France and Iraq, Tuvalu and Kiribati and Andorra and the Maldives, everybody, whether you hate each other usually or not, whether you have much money, or the rest of the world can even name what continent you're on, or are even good at sports, really, or not.

This is everyone's goal, the global pipe dream, the impossible, made possible: It's world peace. It's incredible, just awe-inspiring. And it gives you hope, a little. If we can achieve world peace, even just in a microcosm, in one city... maybe it could happen more than every few years, in more than one place, someday, just maybe.

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