Celebrate!


Last night the Canadian woman’s hockey team beat the US to win the gold medal. Even though I was rooting for the US I don’t begrudge them this hard-fought win. After the game was over and the fans left the arena the team came back onto the ice for some well deserved celebrating.

Some people are already complaining and calling this “unseemly”. I don’t think so. To me it is the same as everything we do here at the Met: celebrating life.

( all photos from The Star-Ledger, article here )

These young women worked very hard for this win. I think it is great to see them enjoying their victory.





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