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Friday, March 18, 2011

Please, some water?

The young woman rides along in a flashy convertible that leads the motorcade through the crowded streets.  She sees her fans as they surge forward, trying to get a glimpse of her.  She waves and smiles and thinks, "I am famous."
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She steps out of a limousine onto the red carpet.  Cameras flash all around her and people shout her name, hoping to get her attention.  Her peers applaud as she makes her way into the theatre.  She smiles and poses and thinks, "I am adored."
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The giant doors open at her arrival and she enters the palace.  Royalty and heads of state are there to greet her.  Servants scurry about to take her wrap and hand her a champagne flute.  The room is full of some of the wealthiest and most powerful people in the world and they are here in her honor.  She smiles and nods and thinks, "I am respected."
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The explosion hit as she was leaving her home. It blew her into the street.  She wakes up to flashing cameras and people crowding around her.  She smiles for them and tries to speak but her throat is full of smoke and ash.  She lifts up a little and beckons one of the photographers closer, steadying herself on his arm and manages to whisper hoarsely, "Please, some water?"  The photographer shakes her hand off, straightens and continues to take pictures.  She looks around her, at the hungry faces of the photographers and the eagerness of the crowd as they clamour for a closer look at her.  She rests her head on the sidewalk, closes her eyes and realizes, "I am alone."

11 comments:

  1. @ Nubian...Thanks for the comment. It is kind of sad and unfortunately, a little dull. I've been kind of sick this past week and I'm sure it's affecting me some.

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  2. Sorry to hear you aren't feeling well. All the same, I would call this anything but dull. You always manage to make me feel like I'm witnessing the scene as it unfolds. Hope you're feeling better.

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  3. This was nothing near dull! You really must be sick if that's what you think. Take a few days, then come back to this text, then tell us what you really think!

    And I'm sorry you're not feeling well.

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  4. What a great piece of insight in how we treat our celebrities.

    Seems we are so proccupied with thier lives and what they do, than who they are and what they need.

    Excellent.

    Can I get you some water? Cold medicine? Tea? :)

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  5. This is gorgeous and reflects the truth not just in celebrities but anyone who has had perhaps placed "success" higher on the priority list than say, family and friendships.

    Please feel better soon, I could definitely read more like this.

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  6. I can see how this can happen. When you count on adulation to prove your worthiness.

    I liked this a lot.

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  7. @ Vinny...wow, thanks. That's quite a compliment.

    @ Nikki...I'm starting to feel better already. I was feeling disconnected when I wrote this but you always manage to bring me back with your comments.

    @ Julianna...a cup of tea would be nice.

    @ Shopgirl...I completely agree. Life is a completely different experience based on how set your priorities.

    @ Empress...I agree, without substantial relationships, only surface ones, life loses meaning. Thanks.

    @ IWBY...Thank you!

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  8. This reflects exactly how celebrities are seen as a commodity, rather than real people. It's certainly not a dull piece of writing, I really enjoyed it.

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  9. @ Bub...thanks, glad you liked it.

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