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The London Logs: From the Flame to Fireworks: The Closing Ceremony

The Author By Kelly Hayes-Raitt | August 12th, 2012 | Comments No Comments

100_0214.jpgAfter an easy domestic day doing laundry and paying bills, I joined “my” neighbors in spontaneously spilling into the street at midnight when we heard the fireworks from the Olympic Closing Ceremony. Neighbors meeted and greeted and pointed out the best vantage of the news blimp between the East London houses. We couldn’t see any fireworks, but the noise bound us together in the shared community experience….much as the flame passing a few blocks from here had a few weeks ago.

I’ve been so blessed to be here to participate in this historically marginal community’s very non-marginal connection to this international spectacle. From the annoyance of the overcrowded trains to the quiet pride of the neighbors, I’ve been a local!
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Category: London, Olympics
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