2010-MY HONEST OVERVIEW AND REVIEW
mother nature was uncommonly unkind last year.Haiti's earthquake left 230,000 dead and monsoons left one-fifth of pakistan underwater. Antartic collision between an iceberg and a glacier gouged out a chunk of sea ice the size of luxembourg, an effuisve icelandic volcano stranded travelers across europe, and the winter was so warm that canadians couldn't even make ice for their olympics.Mankind , meanwhile seemed uncommonly hapless: BP couldnt plug the leak, lawmakers in the us couldnt balance a checkbook, and an octopus made more accurate predictions than most economist did.
Yet memory -that deft make-up artist- may brighten the year in hindsight. A certain seriousness has set in, as citizens served notice to their leaders that the stakes have risen. there was a reason the world stopped to watch and wonder as 33 trapped miners returned one by one from their near grave:
but as an African and much more so, a Ghanaian, my best moments were during the 2010 world cup in south africa, the first world cup on african soil was dogged for months by questions about security and infrastructure but those fears faded once the event got under way. for four rowdy weeks, south africa was animated by festive crowds, some sparkling performances[ excluding asamoah gyan's heartbreaking miss of course] and a rancorous global debate over the endlessly buzzing vuvuzelas.By the time of the final-won by spain- the cynics shut up shop!
we wanted to celebrate grace underpressure, discipline in the face of despair.And not settle, in ourselves for anything less, in short i loved 2010.