If someone hadn't mentioned it on Facebook, I wouldn't have known the Olympics had begun.
I used to love the Olympics. Loved the opening Ceremony, watching the Athletes parade out in all the hopefulness.
Admittedly, I only have any interest in watching the gymnastics. Which is shown less and less these days, in Australia. I was almost tempted to get Pay TV this morning, whom are playing the Gymnastics quite extensively.
So why am I not even turning on the television? I know there is some block there, something insisting I don't. I just want to know what that inhibition is and if it is one of my silly things or something practical.
I have noticed since I have become so involved with Circus, it takes up most of my mental space. Maybe I don't want to distract from this process?
Is it a dislike of competitiveness? The sadness I feel for those who makes mistakes, after devoting their lives to training for this one event?
Distaste for the hype that goes with it? The fake personalities I see on television, which are a big reason why the television only comes on to watch DVD's when I'm home.
Is it fear of getting sucked into the TV maybe? Life is so much more fun when I am living it, rather than watching it!
Is it because I know I am going to get angry? Be distressed by the stupid things that are said, as discussed by these two blogs...
Where is your Olympic Spirit?
Australia expects too much of Olympians
Who knows? But I just turned on the TV and they are discussing complete junk and there is much screaming and my fingers are itching towards my remote control off button.
If anyone knows good Youtube versions of the gymnastics, let me know, but my ancient Tabby cat has just fallen asleep on her rainbow mat and I think I would rather watch her dream. And feel the peace.