Friday, 10 March 2006

Day

On our way back from work, day before yesterday, we noticed the unusual number of cars parked around the new museum of Port Louis. Many suit men and sari women. My sister noticed the official cars, the VIPs'. They, the VIPs, were smiling and shaking hands around. Whats going on? We wondered. I told my sister there must be a banner somewhere showing the reason for the gathering. We soon spotted one:

8th March
Women International Day


huh? Oh yeah! Our Day!
We started dancing around the museum. We ran through the gate. The guards didn't dare stop us. We shook the ministers hands. We posed for pictures with the VIPs. They were bewildered and some went looking for copies of the program. Soon the VIPs bored us and we went on to dance again. Soon, the women – invited – joined us. We held hands and sang making up the lyrics progressively:


“we have a day, we have a Day
You don't have a day, you don't have a day
Ow Baby, ow baby...”


We were great! I remembered Ludacris. I took two women with me and we went to have a chat with the guards while the others were still singing and dancing. We calmly explained to the guards what we wanted them to do. There were four of them. Not good. We grabbed a VIP too and they distributed the roles among themselves. We got back to our sisters, interrupted the singing and dancing and told them what we'd decided to do.


Ten minutes later my sister and I were auto proclaimed head singers – It was our idea in the first place. The other women stood behind us. In from of us stood the dancers: the four guards and the VIP. Just like in a Ludacris or confrère video. We made it clear we wanted them to bump and grind. Of course, we made sure they'd stripped to their underwear. They bumped and bounced while we sang non-Ludacris lyrics:


“Inside my head there lives a dream that I want to see in the sun
Behind my eyes there lives a me that I’ve been hiding for much too long
cause I’ve been, too afraid to let it show
cause I’m scared of the judgment that may follow
Always putting off my living for tomorrow
It’s time to step out on faith, I’ve gotta show my faith
It’s been illusive for so long, but freedom is mine today
I’ve gotta step out on faith, it’s time to show my faith
Procrastination had me down but look what I have found, I found
Strength, courage, and wisdom
And it’s been inside of me all along,
Strength, courage, and wisdom
Inside of me
Behind my pride there lives a me, that knows humility
Inside my voice there is a soul, and in my soul there is a voice
But I’ve been, too afraid to make a choice
cause I’m scared of the things that I might be missing
Running too fast to stop and listen
It’s time to step out on faith, I’ve gotta show my faith
It’s been illusive for so long but freedom is mine today
I’ve gotta step out on faith it’s time to show my faith
Procrastination had me down but look what I have found, I found
Strength, courage, and wisdom
And it’s been inside of me all along,
Strength, courage, and wisdom
Inside of me
I close my eyes and I think of all the things that I want to see
cause I know, now that I’ve opened up my heart I know that
Anything I want can be, so let it be, so let it be
Strength, courage, and wisdom
It’s been inside of me all along,
Strength, courage, wisdom
It’s been inside of me all along, everyday I’m praying for
Strength, courage, and wisdom
To find me, yeah,
Strength, courage, and wisdom
Inside of me
I found it in me, I found it finally
I’m sure to keep it’ cause I like it, I say thank you”.


Cameramen were all over us. They thanked God for sparing them the boredom of listening and filming boring speeches about women and read by men.


Of course none of this happened. We saw the banner and went our way. We don't need a special day. Everyday is our day. The day we'd quit claiming a day would be the day we'd have really won.


Here's a list of Days for the month of March 2006 I found on the net, laugh and celebrate:
6 Chocolate Cheesecake Day
6 Dentists' Day
7 Cereal Day
9 Go Commando Day
10 Telephone Day
10 Money Day
11 Dream Day
12 Plant A Flower Day
12 Alfred Hitchcock Day
12 Department Store Day
13 Uranus Day
14 Pi Day
14 Potato Chip Day
14 Genius Day
14 Full Moon Day
14 White Day
15 Ides Of March
15 Buzzard Day
16 Everything You Do Is Right Day
16 St. Urho's Day
16 Curlew Day
16 Hiccup Day
17 Submarine Day
18 Paper Dress Day
18 Grandparents And Grandchildren Day
18 Quilting Day
19 Let's Laugh Day
19 Chocolate Caramel Day
19 Swallows Day
20 Spring Equinox
20 Smile Rejuvenation Day
20 Astrology Day
21 Flower Day
21 Single Parents Day
22 Sing Out Day
22 International Goof Off Day
22 Roller Coaster Day
22 World Water Day
23 Cuddly Kitten Day
23 Liberty Day
24 Chocolate Covered Raisins Day
24 Houdini Day
27 Photography Day
27 Fly A Kite Day
27 World Theater Day
28 Hot Tub Day
28 Respect Your Cat Day
25 Pecan Day

They forgot the Balds Day! How rude!

7 comments:

Claire said...

Damn, I missed 'go commando' day. ;)

Neil said...

Can't wait until next week. I love potato chip day!

Hyperion said...

It's hard to believe that Ludacris could have anything to do with National Women's Day.

As for the other days, I think we should get together and invent our own. Just off the top of my head I can think of "National Pirates vs. Ninjas Day," "National Wear a Cape Day" and "National Beef Jerky Day." You've inspired me. I think we should get the bloggers together and fill April with our own days! Who's with me?

Fitèna said...

Hyperion, count me in!

Neil, may I join the porty too plse? :-)

Claire, that's our Day of course! :-)

Fitèna

darlin nikki said...

That is the best offering I've heard for this day, should be a standard way to celebrate! I'm glad buzzards have a day; someone told me they mate for life.

Adeline said...

I always wondered what Ides of March were, I thought it sounded olike a nice celebration, if I could figure out what and how one should celebrate, I would do it in a heartbeat. Perhaps I should make up my own celebration, or perhaps I should google it...love those random holidays, thanks for the list.

M said...

Everything You Do is Right Day"? Man, I celebrate that $#!+ year-round.

Thanks for your encouraging comments during my eviction, F. I appreciates.