Tuesday, August 12, 2008

[The Life of Shaun #262] 1,068 days

Tomorrow is my three-year anniversary in London. There are mixed feelings about that, and the pendulum swings from day to day. Two weeks ago, when Rachel left, I would have waxed longingly about it. Today, it almost passed by without me noticing. As I am here longer and longer, New York inevitabley seems farther and farther away, and London feels more and more like a fact.

Perhaps it almost slipped by unnoticed because I have been especially preoccupied with the Olympics this year. Has anyone else noticed the proliferation of tattoos on this year's athletes? Counting the tattoos on Juan Guillermo Uran could be an Olympic sport in itself, and undoubtedly the one I could finally take a gold medal in. From Louis Smith to Amaury Leveaux, ornamentation abounds. Beijing is undoubtedly my favourite Olympics ever.

And sure enough, as ever, W was at hand to do his country proud.

BEIJING - AUGUST 10: President of the United States, George W. Bush holds up the American Flag the wrong way before wife Laura Bush instructs him to turn it around at the swimming arena at the National Aquatics Center during day two of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 10, 2008 in Beijing, China. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)


Shaun Coley
Shadwell, Tower Hamlets
London, UK


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