Friday, September 17, 2010

While Rome Burned

"Scrambling to assemble his handwritten notes (was it show, or was it substance - perhaps an unknown mix of both. In just a short while he arrives to speak to the waiting crowd ...

What, you don't like violin music?
"As the applause fades from the stirring introduction, he puts on his game face - smiling broadly. Talented at delivering prepared remarks, he looks natural - even conversational. But it takes an enormous amount of concentration to deliver the message in a way that does not betray its rigid engineered structure.

"Unbeknownst to him, someone with the intent to disrupt his presentation approaches from his rear. The crowd attempts to warn him to no avail.  For, you see, he is too busy speaking to listen …"

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