An Undelivered Speech to My Introduction to Contemporary Dance Class (Tongue Held To The Cheek)

I, I have an announcement to make. It… it won’t take very long, but I think I’d feel… Yes. Thanks. Well, it’s been a very hard decision to make, but after long agonized hours I’ve decided to withdraw from this course. I just… I’m weak, I know… I just can’t take the workload. I tried as long as I could, but… I’m drowning. Physically I’m a wreck. I’ve stopped sleeping; I’ve lost weight. No, I have! I’ve lost almost five pounds since I… well, anyway. My hands won’t stop shaking. Look! And… and… and it’s started to affect my performance in my other classes. I can’t focus. I think I’m getting an ulcer. My stomach hurts pretty much all the time now.

But I don’t want… you to think it’s you. It’s not, it’s me, I’m no good, I’m just a failure. You’re all so amazingly talented. I know you’ll go… I know you’ll go places. Sometimes I nearly cry watching you, did you know that? You don’t believe me? But it’s true… it doesn’t matter. That’s part of the problem, too. You’re all so good, and I’m… well, I’m terrible, and I’m not getting any better. So, I guess this is… goodbye.