Monday, October 6, 2008

I think, therefore I speak uncontrollably

I get lost in my thoughts.  Sometimes, my daydreaming becomes so real to me that I spontaneously laugh or say "Uuuugggghhh!" out loud.  I'll even say complete sentences.  It's kind of a non-offensive form of Tourette's Syndrome.  Thank goodness it mostly happens to me when I am by myself.  

One day in ninth grade, I was dressed in my gym clothes waiting for the other girls in my class to sit in their assigned spots.  As I sat there alone in the gym, I started to think about a song that I had learned in choir the year previous:

No man is an island.
No man stands alone.
Each man's joy is joy to me.
Each man's dream is my own.
We need one another,
So I will defend
Each man as my brother,
Each man as my friend.

I saw the people gather.
I heard the music start.
The song that they were singing
Was ringing in my heart.

We need one another,
So I will defend 
Each man as my brother,
Each man as my friend...

My daydream ended, and I found myself singing the song.  Loudly.  Passionately.  Then, a clap echoed within the gym.   I hesitantly looked toward the opposite end of the room.  There sat thirty ninth grade boys. . . staring at me. . . while their coach stood and gave me a standing ovation.   

1 comment:

clueless said...

How wonderful. Yer older now, but people still stand when you sing. Especially at birthday parties and such. I bet I even know which Asian you are - even if I am clueless about a lot of things...