Where are the stories about the London Paralympics? Surely at least one American, one survivor of Iraq or Afghanistan or one inspirational story could have made its way through the thicket of college football and U.S. Open reporting to make us feel good.
Seeing the pictures of the disabled athletes on the front page of The Guardian, an English paper, is so moving. There they are in front of cheering thousands: one-armed swimmers, paralyzed sprinters and basketball players in their souped-up wheelchairs like speeding NASCAR drivers.
They glow with the cheers, with victory and, as all Olympians say, after all their hard work and determination, with the glory of just being there.
Mary Motes, Redland