I met two really cool women today, one of which has been a part of my life since I got my very first DVD player. That's right. I said it. We go way back.
I am interning at an Off-Broadway theatre right? Well, two women came to performances of shows today that really just made my day.
Perhaps the most notable of them is Ruby Dee. She has been a dominant figure in black movies and black culture for decades and was nominated for an Oscar a few years ago. She is friends with the playwright and she came to see the show. So that was really cool to meet her. I was scared that if anyone touched her, she'd shatter into a million pieces...she's all kinds of old...but still. To my knowledge, she didn't shatter.
I didn't get to have conversations with either of these women, and that's alright. I just thought it was cool to be around them for a bit. I met an Academy Award nominee and Aunt Meg from Twister. That constitutes a win.