The Olympics start soon and everyone everywhere is talking about it. Even the guests on National Radio’s afternoon show yesterday managed to fit in some discussion of who should carry New Zealand’s flag in the opening ceremony. Nick Willis, the middle distance runner, is the choice apparently. And in the middle of that discussion, Mai Chen quoted a former world champion pole vaulter talking about his success. He said, ‘your heart must go over the bar first.’
What a lovely, succinct way to describe desire and self-belief and effort. And I wondered, what bar does my heart, does your heart, wish to go over?