An ovation is rousing, prolonged applause. It's a display of public homage or welcome. More than enthusiastic hand-clapping, it's a way of rewarding hard work, showing gratitude, or offering praise. Ovations celebrates the unfinished script of life, where the earth is the stage and people are the stars.
Monday, July 24, 2006
Evesdropping in New Orleans
Overheard between a vendor and a local in New Orlean's French Market, July 23, 2006:
Local: How's business? Vendor: Shitty. Local: Tourists not buying? Vendor: It's all those volunteers. Local: Why doesn't someone tell them we don't need volunteers gutting houses, we need a revolution.