World cup fever has taken hold and my family downunder is transformed. No longer divided and depressed. No longer oppressed - by forces real or imagined.
No, this family is united in joy, exuberance and exhilaration. United in lack of sleep. It's cold (-1 degree Celsius overnight in our suburb - the coldest night in 17 years). But the hearts are warm. No matter who's going to the meetings and who isn't, who's going to die in Armageddon and who is going to live.
For the moment we're all alive. Thank you Socceroos!!