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Wednesday, July 05, 2006

World Cup 2006 ~ Soccer

They have been three weeks the likes of which I have never experienced in all my time in Germany, some 40 years now. It was soccer that had brought a nation together again: in a common dream, a common hope, a common aspiration, that 11 men gave their all to bring about. And something as trivial as football had brought about that miracle. They had even brought out the flags again that they had only hesitatingly used for official ceremonies for the last 60 years. We were all caught up in the color and the gaiety.
Last evening, in the last 2 minutes of the match, Germany lost. Quietly now, with watery eyes, people are trying to get back to a normal Wednesday.

5 comments:

forget me not said...

Keep the flags waving, keep the spirit of unity high. They played a great game, they are a young team, and I am sure all Germans are proud of them and the organizers of this competition for their hard work and dedication.

forget me not said...

Per Gennaro, Forza Azzurri!! ;-)

Gennaro Costanzo said...

Maybe it's true, but Italy deserved victory, bye!

Gennaro Costanzo said...

Thanks "forget me not" ;)

Charles said...

Congratulations, Pia and Gennaro. There was a tremendous Italian celebration in Berlin last night and we can almost hear you celebrating today in Italy from up here on this side of the the Alps.
Charles