Celebrating a Year

August 5, 2016

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8.5.16Opening ceremonies of the Rio Olympics are full of nostalgia for me, or “saudade” as the Brasileiros say, as images of the city that evoke personal memories flash on the TV screen. Streets I have walked down, my neighborhood of Urca beneath the Pão do Açucar, the mosaic steps up to Santa Teresa, the designs of the sidewalks, the mountains dropping down to the sea. I am proud of my adopted city as the beautiful ceremony unfolds, and cross my fingers that all will go well for Cariocas as well as the athletes pouring into Maracaña, full of hopes and dreams and wonder.

Written by mairmusic

August 23, 2016 at 9:42 pm

Posted in August

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  1. It seems that Rio has paid a high price for these games…hopefully it will be worth it.


    August 24, 2016 at 10:20 am

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