Another Placid Lake

Whenever I find myself staring into a placid lake like this one in central Florida, my mind goes back to February of 1980.

The location is Lake Placid, New York.

The moment was when a motley bunch of twentysomething American boys beat the “invincible” Soviet men in Olympic hockey. There’s never been another sporting evening in my lifetime that matches that point on my timeline.

As much as I remember the game, I can’t forget the day after when everyone at school gathered to relive the moment. It was nothing short of a miracle.

I vividly recall when the teacher walked into the classroom where we studied world history and said, “this is what it’s like to live history!”

He was more excited than any of my classmates. His assessment of the historical importance was exactly right.

About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.