The Canadian Women’s Hockey Team gold medal loss in an overtime shoot out at the 2018 Winter Olympics was extremely disappointing.
Oh, so close!
I am reminded of Myron’s Olympic loss.
As a now successful businessman, he asked me to frame two letters and their respective envelopes from the Canadian Olympic Association. As he put it with a chuckle, the closest he ever came to the Olympic experience.
As a young boy he had been chosen as a delegate to attend the Olympic Youth Camp at the 1980 Moscow Summer Olympics. That was in March 1980.
His excitement was short lived upon the arrival of the next letter, May 1980. Extremely disappointing for him and I am sure many others.
Canada had joined 65 other nations in boycotting the summer Olympics to protest the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
Although Myron did not attend those Olympics, I think it is notable that he was chosen.
The upside now is this impressive, “oh, so close” experience conversation piece hanging in his office (With the added bonus of a little bit of Canadian history).
Similar little nuggets of your history, currently hidden and forgotten in boxes, can also become something phenomenal when displayed.
Why not proudly (and possibly with a little chuckle) display your history?
Why save them if you can not enjoy them?
About Karen – A creative business owner who specializes in framing unusual items. When not transforming objects into framed masterpieces for clients, she indulges her sweet tooth with all things dark chocolate and unwinds with a good biography and a cappuccino.