Sunday, 25 January 2009

Osstrayenopen

Ah, the Australian Open.

Aust Open 2009 Delic ServesA time when people of all cultures gather in one place to be burnt by the sun and entertained by the rhythmic alternate striking of a small rubber ball by two incredibly well-paid young people who, in turn, are surrounded by a grim-faced coterie staring at lines painted on the ground, concerned to the point of obsession about which side of the line the rubber ball may fall.

Aust Open 2009 Kate and ElizaFor some reason understood by none except the eldritch brotherhood of “promoters” and “officials”, these ingredients alchemically combine into one hella Fun Day Out.

Aust Open 2009 Yours Truly

 

 

A Zen-like state of serenity descends upon the crowd, brought upon them by the rhythms of the game.

The attention of all is focused on the smallest of details . . . the direction of the serve, the curve of the ball, and the light glinting off the sweaty buttocks of the streaker.

For this moment in time the thousands are joined as one. And thus peace is achieved.

3 comments:

Kate said...

I quote a great woman who once said not much beats ice cold beer on an Australian summer day. . .

Eliza said...

If you do say so yourself!...

AKA William said...

Hey there,

Thanks for the link to the streaker video on my site, www.akawilliam.com! The Australian Open gets better every year . . . .

If you get a chance, shoot me an email. You can do that through the "Contact Us" page.

Take care.