I am supposed to walk out on stage tomorrow night, after I walk down the red carpet. I am so nervous. I have trouble walking these days. The replacement hips act up if I walk too far, and I feel like I walked 5 miles during the rehearsals yesterday, which didn’t include walking the red carpet. But, I am determined to walk. I didn’t walk for my college diploma or my high school or any of that. I need to show my kids that even without all that paper, you can still make something of yourself.
My dress is designed by someone whose name I can’t pronounce, and I’ll be walking slowly down the red carpet. I’ve decided that if they ask me about the dress, I’ll ask them if they know the reason I am wearing it. If they tell me it is because I am at the Academy Awards to receive a lifetime achievement award, I’m going to scoff at them. The dress is black, my favorite color, with a teal butterfly across the back. The reason I am wearing it is because all angels have wings, and this dress has wings! No one will guess that answer.