His placid face in no way shows the nervousness he feels. He has been here before. The expansive thrill is none the less valid for it.
Still, he keeps his tremulous sigh within as cameras focus on him and a few others.
In a shimmering moment of triumph that cannot be undone, several hearts quiver in anticipation of the reveal.
The tension mounts as the presenter’s fingers reach for and break the seal. Its cracking so loud it seems to filter away all other sound except for one voice…
“And the Academy Award goes to…”
The Sunday Whirl | Wordle 537