“Who is Senator Hill?” He spoke the words confidently and without pause, certain that it was the answer for which the game show host was searching. Flashing lights, falling confetti, and a blaring horn announced that he was right.
He had been practicing for this moment in the spotlight since he could remember, convinced that if he continued to refine his skills at acting and singing, someone would inevitably recognize his specialness, his unique value, that he would be rewarded for simply being him. But it had never happened. Decades went by with dozens of anonymous jobs, hundreds of auditions, uncountable submissions, never quite spearing victory. All amounted to him making little more than a living while still remaining part of the background.
And now his great moment, his moment in the Sun, was because of random chance.