chapter 4June 26 2012 at 11:58 AM
grape (Login grapejell)
I think it was the high of seeing cirq that allowd me the stamina to walk to the bellagio.
that and our troup leader Candi forging the way thru throngs of poeple all seemingly going the other direction. us 4 girls were definatly swimming upstream, but if our leader could walk with a broken foot i sure as heck was not gonna complain. i would have just hoped we all had a rope we could have held so as not to loose each other.
The plan was to go see the fountain lite show at the bellagio.
When we got to the bellagio, all 4 of us intact, there seemed to be a sudden need to sit down! Aha! maybe i was not the only one that was feeling the walk over there. the girls sat down at some machines and talked aboput dinner. Suddenly i was not in a position to stay there long(and i had not planned on eatting dinner that night as i had already eatten before the show. guess that walk might have eggagerated my digestive system(that was a polite way to say what i was experiencing, good job gj)so i told di and candi i was going 'home', back to the monte carlo, and i'd just take a cab. no sweat. they were hesitant to let me go, but as wide as my eyes got when i said "NO! I. have. to. go. Now., they understood.
so i turn to leave, start to wander, realize i have NO sense of direction, come to understand that is all a plot to get me to sit in front of a machine, but i had a much bigger craving that made me keep walking until i found an exit.
lo and behold and i kid you not.... from quite a fair distance i saw someone, it was like the sea of all other people parted the aisle, so my view of this woman in a wheelchair being pushed by a bit younger woman was right in front of me! we were aimed right at each other. there was no other place to look!(not that i would have taken my eyes off of her). could it be???
we must have been 20 or more feet apart when i first noticed her. she had short arms. yes she did! I know, cuz i STARED!!!! i mean what were the odds????
I looked her square in the face, not knowing if she could handle me going up to her. i kept thinking I would see a light go off above her. she had had plenty of time to realize that she was the ONE that Di thot was me!!! I guess i was expecting SOMETHING! like a secret hand wave. i mean i have not met but one short armed woman in my life, it is not like a club many belong to. But she should have at least smiled. i was smilinging at her like a machtrucks head lites on high beam.
we simply walked by each other.
well you know no matter HOW bad i needed to get to my very own toilet, some things it turned out were MORE important. I HAD to get back to di and candi and tell them!!! I found her! I found her!!! I am not sure what the 3 of us would have done with that info.
but alas i could NOT find my friends.
and i did need to catch that cab.
so back to the monte carlo i went.
By the time i got in the door the 20 + foot long crepe paper streamer was not 20 feet plus long. i left some in the cab, some in the lobby, one piece was stuck in the door and one other was headed towards the bathroom door.
When turtle got in later she said there were a few more in the hallway leading to our room also. She said she should have figured it was something i was bring back, and she did as soon as she saw the streamer stuck in the door.
I was so excited about telling her all things cirq/beatles I didn't mention the lady i saw.
candi called me when they got back from the bellagio, but i was very close to sleep. so we arranged to meet at breakfast.
all 5 of us sat down, wait maybe 4, julie had to have some more coffee, so she was the last to arrive. chatter was normal, all fun stuff and beatles, coupled with the sad realization candi had to leave soon(di and turtle and i were staying one more day). We were eatting the most wonderful crepes.
ALL of a sudden my brain must have activated, which made my arms start flailing(sp?), which made me choke a bit,and i make other excitable noices.
i think I might have evenlet out a 'holy sh!t"
yes, i got their attention.
I just hope i didn't spit out any crepe while all my jirations (sp????) were happening.
I said "I saw her!! OMG I saw HER!
It was like Di knew who i ment! and she seemed to really appreciate that i saw her. that she IS real.
YES!!! I saw the short armed woman.!!!
Now there is not another time in my life i have EVER uttered those words. and i NEVER imagined that if i were too it would take on such enthusiasum, like i was getting a gold medal or something, or won the 'wheel of fortune" slot machine!
di and I instantly went into discribing her , or the 2 of them.Yup it was definatly her.(I must say even tho di did not ever even see a picture of me, how DARE she think i was THAT OLD! heeee)
Di needs to tell this part, but she seemed so relived that i had seen "our short arm woman". like maybe di thot she made her up in a bad dream or something funny.
Nope Di, she is very real and probly staying at the bellagio.
talk about getting another howl outof this crazy situation, that i think maybe could only happen to Di. cuz our Di is very special.
I so hope i did this awesome story justice, cuz sometimes things just don't translate. To me it is a sweet funny story and a once in a life kind one i will savior for as long as i have memories.
But doncha got to wonder if she ever connected the dots? what did the younger woman think? were they afraid i'd ask for a hug too? it still leaves so many questions.
|This message has been edited by grapejell on Jun 26, 2012 12:07 PM|