Until very recently, the Somali capital city of Mogadishu has not had this kind of quiet, daily, unobtrusive peace, but now things have changed—a state of affairs described briefly in a news posting at Al Jazeera's English-language website, entitled, "Fragile peace bolsters Somali Olympic hopes." Mogadishu was a violent place where a small contingent of track & field athletes, runners, found it all but impossible to run, let alone train. African Union troops now control the city, and a modicum of peace and order has returned. For these athletes, that peace means they can run, train, and hope for a chance to compete in the Olympics in London. Peace is a precious thing because it makes such things possible.