April 09, 2008
The symbolism of carrying the olympic torch all over the world before finally reaching the olympic stadium just in time for the opening ceremony is at best difficult to discern. I've never really understood what it was all about.
But as of today it's gone beyond opaque. In San Francisco, the route was changed in secret, at the last minute, so as to make sure no one knew where it was.
So why do it at all? What was it there for, if not to be seen?
UPDATE: Yes, I know why they did it. The point is that their decision, in the microscopic, defeats the entire purpose of the exercise in the macroscopic.
My grandmother was the daughter of a Methodist minister, but she still had a sense of humor. She taught me a little song one time, with the following lyrics:
Mother, may I go out for a swim?
Yes, my darling daughter.
Hang your clothes on a hickory limb,
But don't go near the water.
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