Monday, August 06, 2012

Monday Morning Coffee: Variety Yet Alike

Been spending time in front of the TV watching the Olympics.  Great to observe a variety of different people playing different sports.  Many years of effort preparing to perform and for some, over in a matter of seconds.

Wonderful to see the gender equality.  Women and men separately - beach volleyball, basketball, boxing, track, swimming, weightlifting, .... etc - and together - tennis mixed doubles - vying for victories.

Yet, in different events there seems to be a common connection between the participants.  No matter the event, from beach volleyball to track, many of the participants possess a common trait - a tattoo..

Not everyone has one, but many do.  Is this a signal of some sort?  A rite of Passage?  A sign - I am different?  Look at me?  I don't know nor do I pretend to understand.  Yet there it is - a tattoo. 

These are people from all over the world.  Varying languages.  Very different cultures.  All sizes and shapes.  Yet there is a common bond - a tattoo. 

Looking around in my world, the same bond exists.  There are many - not all - with a tattoo.  Should not be surprised to find Olympic folks with them.  Should not but for some reason I am.

Yes there is variety in the Olympics.  Yes there is variety in my world.  Yet both - in some small way - are alike.  A tattoo.

Even in Ada, Ohio:

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