Many days behind me, many days ahead of other people's words.
Through my headset in one language, back through my mike in another.
During the breaks, while my partner in the small, over-heated booth works, eyes glued to speaker's face or searching a text long abandoned, I take a well-earned break, read some poetry, look out at the assembled politicians, trade unionists, business people, NGO members ...
How many times today did I translate 'important', 'agenda', elections'?
Around 60 three-minute interventions yesterday -- nervous, angry, eloquent, stuttering, smiling delegates -- we handle three each, then a ten minute break, sound turned down against ear ache.
I have a feeling Nicole Kidman
has a more exciting time than us... Gonna go check it out when the movie is out here.