London 2012 Paralympics

The London 2012 Paralympics left a hole that is hard to fill. Since then, life has brought joy and sadness, but nothing with the same emotional intensity.

I joined the lottery for Paralympic tickets because it seemed a once in a lifetime opportunity. It was a gamble. Given how few people got tickets for the Olympics I applied for 10 events, including opening and closing ceremonies. I have never won a lottery in my life, but for this I won every ticket I requested. Clearly there was a computer glitch.

I was emotionally exhausted after watching the events. The day after I walked about like a zombie in an unreal world.

The posts here try to portray the stomach-gripping excitement for spectators and, I hope, perhaps some of the emotions felt by the participants.