Monday, 30 July 2007

Sunday Scribblings #70 Phenomenon

The word for the week brought to mind one of my favourite movies Phenomenon the story of an ordinary man who sees a light descend from the sky and discovers he has super-intelligence and telekinesis. As much as I adore the movie and soundtrack I figured it was time to create my own phenomenon by not writing, for the third week in a row, on something to do with entertainment.

Perplexed, I considered some of my personal phenomenons. Survival, inner peace, total happiness, growing up when I got to 50, turning my life around, but ... that's the basis of the book! Nup, I wanted a modern day phenomenon, an observable event.

Then in the wee small hours a phenomenon occured. An Aussie guy, Cadel Evans became the first Australian cyclist, in the one hundred and fours years of Le Tour de France, to place. At 2 am I watched from my living room, Cadel finish second, with a twenty three second margin between he and the first place winner. I witnessed a real phenomenon ... Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi!!!

5 Comments:

Gill said...

Now you know, us South Africans have a hard time swollowing it when the Aussies beat us at anything BUT I have to say that Cadel Evans did brilliantly!

Marie said...

Yes, he did do it brilliantly! Congratulations to you and your beautiful country. You guys deserved this......

gautami tripathy said...

I had liked that movie.

Paul said...

I saw him finish too. Pity he couldn't make ground on the leader during that final stage, especially as almost everyone here is very sceptical as to the winner's credentials (see my post).

Redness said...

Many Thanks Gill, Marie and Paul for stopping by, reading, and taking the time to comment. Proud to be an Aussie ...Yay! Redness ;~)

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