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

Please, do not miss this!
Please, do not miss this!

March 04, 2021

I first saw Immersive Van Gogh, also known as Carrières de Lumières, in French when I was visiting Les Baux-de-Provence, a small town between St Remy de Provence and Maussane les Alpilles in Provence, France. I rave about a lot of things but this experience is at the very top of my list. As far as I’m concerned, you...

View full article →

GOOD TO WOW—WITH ONLY ONE INGREDIENT
GOOD TO WOW—WITH ONLY ONE INGREDIENT

February 25, 2021

When it’s cold outside, soup feels like the perfect food. I was in the mood for a thick tomato soup. I’d never made one before so it was fun to figure out how to do it. The great part of making this soup is that it is easy and doesn’t take a lot of ingredients. I remembered my mother making tomato soup to serve when...

View full article →

HOW TO MAKE FOOD TASTE BETTER
HOW TO MAKE FOOD TASTE BETTER

February 18, 2021

Here is an excerpt from my book le Kitchen Cookbook. Adding flavor is a component to cooking that is essential. The more we know about how to add, balance, or counteract flavors, the more we have control over what we cook.
And that’s when cooking gets to be fun. Including 3 flavor enhancers I won't cook without. . .

View full article →