Get Free Download  7 French Secrets to Staying Sexy! 

Get Free Download  7 French Secrets to Staying Sexy! 

SKATING AT ROCKEFELLER CENTER — DO OR DIE

December 05, 2019

SKATING AT ROCKEFELLER CENTER — DO OR DIE

I don’t like to admit it, but I’m afraid of falling and I avoid slippery surfaces if I can. So you might ask why I joined friends for a skating party at Rockefeller Center ice rink. The answer is I didn’t want to miss the party and I thought, how bad could it be?

Nervously I laced my skates and stepped out on the ice, hugging the rail in case I needed to catch myself. But after a while, I got more self-assured and joined the crowd that was rounding the rink in some sort of loose cohesive clump. Finally, I was feeling happy and more confident—probably a little too confident as a spinning skater zipped in front of me, and, arms flailing, I did a face-plant landing spread eagle in the middle of the ice skating rink. After a moment of shock, I looked up, knowing exactly what I would see: faces, lots of them, all staring, even pointing me out to their friends.

How embarrassing. Absurd even. I was now one of the two types of people I had looked for, even hoped to see—a beautiful skating star or a flop, because anything in between was just ordinary, boring, and to a spectator that’s not interesting.

I started laughing, realizing I’d just become interesting. Within my new context, it became a wonderful evening. After all, not everyone can say they did a face-plant in the middle of the Rockefeller Center ice skating rink.

What about you?
Have you ever been the center of onlooker's attention? Was it embarrassing or did you surrender to the absurdity of the situation and laugh?

Let me know; we’d love to hear. 

Join the conversation.

Forward to a friend

I'd be honored if you
shared this link with your friends - 




Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Blog

HOW DO WE SAY GOODBYE, OR DO WE?
HOW DO WE SAY GOODBYE, OR DO WE?

January 15, 2020 1 Comment

I’m not sure I have the answer. But having just attended the funeral Mass of someone who was an important part of my life—someone who I felt it was an honor and a privilege to know, I’ve been thinking a lot about that question. Losing someone who has played a significant role in our lives is not easy. I don’t want. . .

View full article →

James Parks Morton, Adeline Olmer, Mark Santiago
THE BEGINNING OF A RELATIONSHIP THAT CHANGED MY LIFE

January 09, 2020 2 Comments

We were invited to join our good friends Pierre and Ellie to renew their wedding vows. Our instructions were to arrive at dawn. We approached the building through a heavy fog, that sat low to the ground making it hard to see where going. Out of that fog, we heard a voice: “Birds, birds, it’s this way.” We spotted a fanciful silhouette, a man wearing a cloak and a hat . . .

 

View full article →

IT WORKED SO WELL I’M DOING IT AGAIN!
IT WORKED SO WELL I’M DOING IT AGAIN!

January 02, 2020

2020 is going to be a good year! Of course, I don’t really know that; it’s just a feeling. But I have a choice: I can be optimistic or pessimistic and I don’t see any reason to start off with negative thoughts. “Choose to be optimistic it feels better.” Dalai Lama For years I’ve started the New Year by setting goals... But last year was different! . . .

View full article →