I have...I mean HAD a dream!
Cue SFX: Violins - sunset shot of La walking as if dejected ...not as if he is dejected ...he is dejected ...
Voice over: You know its only 3 days left now ..3 more posts perhaps in this series. Only 3 more 24 hours. Just 3 more 24 times 60 minutes or 3 more 24 times 60 times ...okay you get my drift
I tried to get into the SA & UK women's 400m relay to be the first ever to run in one race for two countries. Rejected
I tried to get onto the swimming team. Rejected
I've spent all my energies in those directions, completely ignoring the fact that I could also have tried to get into the tennis mixed doubles team if SA play UK ...okay that could have been too confusing... the relay was a more realistic goal.
SFX: Music change to choir sings Streets of Toledo I mean LAredo
I cannot thank you all for your suspending of your disbeliefs!
Like the Man of La Munchies, Don Quixote - you my friends have carried me high, like his horse Rocinanta did with your support.
And with love like Don's friend Sancho gave, you have stuck by me despite my tilting at the Windmills (surely that should be tilting like the leaning Tower of Pizzas)
Anyway anyway ... perhaps with only 3 days left its time to call it a day.
I know for a fact, that in life that sometimes you just have to chase other dreams and give up on the old ones you once had. It may be time to stop acting like I am in a Rocky movie and get over it....
What the heck I still can sing and I can still dance (ish) .....
SFX: Music change to a Gospel version of 'Finally it happening to me!'
And that is why I am trying out for the SA gymnastic floor work team this afternoon! I mean how hard can it be to wave a long piece of ribbon all over the place and throw yourself around on a mat!
Wish me luck and like one of my coaches Mark suggested call me Nadia Hiltonevskaya from hereon!
Pic by Mark Legward
My body double Mrs Enid Nutter stood in for me.
Make-up by House of La PS range
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script © 2012 Lawrence Hilton