Saturday, November 19, 2005

Crescendo e finis

An ocean wave picks up speed and lifts itself towards the heavens, rolling and churning before finally crashing against the shore and gently receeding back into the sea.

A gymnast raises her arms, runs and trots across the plastic mat, accelerating until a final jump, somersault, and square-footed landing, stopping on a dime and raising her arms to the cheering crowd.

A novelist reaches her final chapter, the words finding their way to the paper before she's sure she's even thought them yet, and her pulse thunders and her breath catches, and suddenly she is finished, and a novel is written.

A young lawyer shakes and twitches, nervously awaiting the words that seal her fate for the next four months, her hands trembling and her brow sweating, before reading the magical words that appear on her computer screen:

The name above appears on the pass list for the July 2005 California Bar Examination.

And for a few short moments, the world stops, all is calm, and she is truly at peace.

9 Comments:

At November 19, 2005 at 2:40 PM, Blogger G. said...

Fantastic news! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

 
At November 19, 2005 at 3:31 PM, Blogger CM said...

Congratulations! Now you can apologize to all those people you socked for telling you you'd definitely pass.

 
At November 19, 2005 at 6:02 PM, Blogger The Law Fairy said...

gg -- thanks! Congrats to you too :)

cm -- thank you! Hehe -- I wrote that partly to remind myself never to say that to anyone awaiting bar results, "don't worry, you'll pass." Worrying is the one thing a bar examinee should be allowed to do :)

 
At November 19, 2005 at 6:56 PM, Blogger Eve said...

Yay!!! Great job!!!
You had me worried when you didn't post for a while! ;)

 
At November 19, 2005 at 7:16 PM, Blogger The Law Fairy said...

hehe -- that's what happens when you immediately start partying and don't regain sobriety/consciousness until noon the next day ;)

 
At November 20, 2005 at 7:34 PM, Blogger Micah said...

Congratulations! You're officially Evil. :)

 
At November 21, 2005 at 8:47 AM, Blogger The Law Fairy said...

Thanks :)

I've been evil for a while, but now California officially agrees with me!

 
At November 22, 2005 at 2:57 PM, Blogger Roonie said...

That was a nice lead-in! Good job!

 
At November 22, 2005 at 3:31 PM, Blogger The Law Fairy said...

Thanks! Occasionally I take the time to look artistic and introspective ;)

 

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