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Mistress Marilyn's POV
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Big Day at the U.S. Open 
3rd-Sep-2005 12:03 pm
me-burger
Nadal is down a break in the third set. Not exactly sure how he let this happen, but he better get his shit together if he's gonna beat a resurging James Blake. Yes, the crowd is going nuts, and I'll have to suck up a lot of comments about it at my Nadal community (which is mostly Europeans). There are some great stalker chicks there who actually saw Nadal practicing yesterday and got some good photos.

Why do I have such a fatalistic attitude about today? I know Andre has a tough match, and it was clear from the beginning that this Blake/Nadal pairing would be dangerous. I've been burned at too many U.S. Opens, I guess.

I feel so great about James Blake's recent progress, but the American I want to see win today has the intials A.A. My number one wish for this year's Open was to see Andre make it to the second week, and he has a match to go.

Gasquet came back and won in five. During the second set tie-break it sounded like he was a sure loser. (Tennis commentary is always so wonderfully maddening, even with the very intelligent and honest comments from McEnroe. Don't get me started about the old days with Tony Trabert . . . !)

Think I'll write my hundred words for ka100. It's the least I can do.

ETA: Nadal lost.
ETA: Agassi won!
ETA: Here's the link to my drabble: "Castle Heart"
Comments 
3rd-Sep-2005 09:13 pm (UTC) - "Castle Heart" FB!!!
That's absolutely AMAZING!

I love the way you did this. Very clever! (Had to be hard, too.)

Beautiful words. Very evocative and visual.

Thanks for sharing!

Bri
4th-Sep-2005 12:40 am (UTC) - Ah, Nadal.
I find this young man so physically appealing. There's such a luminousity in his face, as well.

But I was more invested, as you were, in the match played by Agassi. (I think he's possibly one of the finest men to ever play the game.)

Blake's play was impressive, to say the least.
4th-Sep-2005 08:44 am (UTC) - Re: Ah, Nadal.
"luminousity in his face"

Wow. You're absolutely right. He makes me think of a young religious in some ways. He's such a mixture of fierce and innocent.

But today he was out-played. I just didn't see his fierceness.

Andre is a zen master. (And now I know what Barbra meant by that.)

I'm so glad to see you. I hope all is well in your world. Do you ever hear from Kit?
4th-Sep-2005 08:42 pm (UTC)
That's one of the most memorable drabbles I've ever read, like a poem, really. Wonderful, and you captured Arthur so well.
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