Live in the U.S. as a Canadian and you/we so often remain invisible.
Even our entire nation seems to be off the radar most of the time.
For me, the cool thing wasn’t the total medal count. It’s not the dangerous track and the awful luger’s death or Joanie Rochette’s astonishing grace (and bronze).
It’s just…being noticed.
Canadians, whatever the 2010 Games’ glitches and disasters, are about to slide once more off the world stage. We’re probably OK with that.
In fact, probably relieved. Much as some nations thrive on attention and celebrity, others find the whole idea of constant gaze and criticism and analysis about as much fun as gum surgery.
But, for now, woo-hoo!