But when they called his name and he stood and walked the short distance, it started slowly - just clapping - but then like a breeze that only picks up, faster and stronger and sending everything flying forward with it, it spread - everyone was cheering, and clapping, shouting wordless calls that was their heartfelt congratulations. And he turned, and bowed."
I can't see why someone who can take on the hardest and sharpest words without skipping a beat, would have to fight tears and smile to stop her lips from trembling at something so small. seeing that somehow made me feel the weight of - the world, or something equally heavy, and even then it wasn't more than a fraction of what she carried.
I saw irrationality and thank goodness it wasn't the cold conscious-passion that's just you and a mirror, watching yourself, a marionette - a show. thank goodness I have the capability to make things change.
that is the kind of smile I never want to see again.