Monday, September 08, 2008
Marching With The Rest Of Them
No celebrities spotted vis-à-vis the Toronto Film Festival on Saturday BUT I did get my picture taken – while walking in a parade.
Somehow, while simply trying to cross the street I ended up marching with a huge crowd for about a block before I could make it to the other side. Others had successfully made it across. I got hemmed in by a line of police officers on bicycles.
I don’t know who organized this march but I was engulfed by people wearing t-shirts with the slogan, “For the Poorest of the Poor.”
Worthy cause (of course) but I don’t understand how these things happen to me. At a time when Toronto is full of limos, celebrities, red carpets, gala events, etc,. I end up in such a parade? Some of my fellow marchers looked pretty grim. I felt awkward for having inadvertently joined them and then guilty for leaving (ASAP) to meet my friend for lunch.
And, dear God, I hope my brief and unexpected participation wasn’t a portent of things to come re: my legal separation/financial hassles.
Despite the photographers snapping pics, I suspect my picture will not end up in People Magazine. If it ends up anywhere, you’ll recognize me as the only one not wearing the t-shirt and anxiously searching for an escape route.
Credit to: www.childrensrecordsandmore.blogspot.com for the above image.