Applause

 

I’m sure we all have watched this ritual on display:
Human emotion as it radiates to the recipients of praise.
The intensity expresses directly the enthusiasm of those
Who are expressing a sentiment they want to bestow.

This is our unspoken way of saying, “Yes! Yes! Yes!
We completely agree and we accept you as the very best.”
There is an invisible power that this applause demonstrates,
And may God bless the genius we praise. The whole world awaits.

Lucile I. Burke
September 1, 1996