Posted by FrozenArctic on March 22nd, 2012
Some say wishes are futile. They say that a wish is a waste of time, something that is beyond our grasps, a dish feasted upon by the weak and the poor. A wish is nothing more than a farfetched idea that is manipulated inside our dreams and lived out in our imagination. It’s easy to believe this when life catches up and swamps us with an unbearable workload of troubles, stress and sleepless nights. Sometimes, when the worst storms hits, a wish is all a person has left. It’s that tiny glimmer of hope that forces them to hold on and persevere, no matter how unfavorable the odds may seem. It all started out almost five years ago when nine girls were assembled to accomplish the impossible. It all started out with nothing more than a whisper of a wish, a miniscule desire to chase after their dream. For the sake of this dream, nine girls sacrificed their childhood. For the sake of this dream, they drowned themselves in sweat and tears despite knowing that they might not even make it. All this for a dream that nine girls wished to realize, and through this seed of determination they were ready tosurmount any obstacles in their way. They practiced for hours on end, mastering their steps for “Into the New World”, synchronizing everything but their very heartbeats. It was the power of a wish that bonded them together.
On the day they were given a chance to perform, their lives and careers were strung through a thin thread of hope. The tiniest slip-up from even one member could prove costly for the entire group. At that moment, there was no area shaded grey. It was hit or miss, pass or fail, and the simplicity of it all was what they feared the most. Yet they all stood together. Some held hands while others fidgeted nervously. The crowd couldn’t have possibly known, but their heartbeats were erratic, all signs of nervousness masked beneath a smile. At this moment, nine girls knew this was the...