…what does that mean? Probably, when you think about it, the most diverse collection of people on the earth….with not a lot, and yet so much, in common.
Saturday we gathered at the Uruguayan embassy (along with about 100 Uruguayans) to watch the World Cup. This tiny country of 3 million inhabitants is passionate about its futbal team – and its patriotism.
The ambassador threw open the doors to his “home” and gathered with his countrypeople, who stood to sing the national anthem, sucked on their matte, and cheered with tears in their eyes for each hard-won goal.
There were free empanadas (hot and fresh!), at half time too. Uruguay lost the match, but won my heart.