This Nobel Peace Prize weekend, Oslo's Grand Hotel is filled to the gills with international guests, including an especially robust crowd from Liberia and Yemen. Women in eye-popping African prints pose for pictures taken by their sisters or husbands. Meanwhile, little ones take advantage of their mothers' distraction to run up and down the red-carpeted stairwells. All the while, moving gracefully through the happy bedlam are young women with faces beautifully framed by tight scarves.
To someone who often watches the world through a camera lens, this has been a feast of eye candy. But as I've moved along with the crowd around the three women laureates (Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee, and Tawakkul Karman) through a packed stack of events, I'm energized by knowing that there are thousands more women around the world who are celebrating.