" I implore you, my child; observe heaven and earth, consider all that is in them, and acknowledge that God made them out of nothing (ex nihilo), and that mankind comes into being in the same way..." 2 Maccabees 7:28

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Gratitude and Celebrity Sighting

When I started this blog it was meant to be a way to keep people informed about how I was doing, since my cell plan doesn't have enough minutes to keep in touch with all the people who were reaching out to me. But as it goes on, it really has become a lifeline. I have never been a big "journal" person; to write into an empty book that only I would ever see is not an idea that held any appeal. Kind of the same concept as writing a letter to a person and then destroying it (the letter, not the person) without ever sending it (I assume as an alternative to saying things that will come back to haunt you later). Nameless, faceless audience holds no appeal.

Even though I don't respond to all your comments I am so grateful for your prayers, your words of encouragement, your humor... We can have the illusion of being isolated in our struggles, but the truth is we're all just walking along together! I don't always respond to your comments, but they mean SO much to me. I check my blog like a crazy blogging fiend several times a day and appreciate every little comment you write. I set it up so that anyone could respond, even if they don't sign their names or identify themselves; it's really exciting when someone I've never met reads my blog! Okay, I'm starting to sound a bit pathetic now. I DO get out, you know. And on that topic...

Just yesterday Charity and I saw...Robin Williams! That's right, in a coffee house in San Anselmo. Charity even spoke to him; she said "that lid doesn't fit that cup, I already tried". Such profundity, yes? And he walked out the door behind her and she kind of held it open; he said "Thank you, thank you." (I thought the second thank you sounded a bit excessive myself). He drove away in a big black Land Rover or Jeep kind of thing (I don't know much about cars... it was black, okay? What more info do you need?) with a bike rack and a mountain bike on the back. I saw Sean Pen twice at that cafe, once I was driving by and we actually made eye contact, the other time he was with Robin Wright and his kids.

What can I say- rubbin' elbows with the rich and famous. All in a days work for Girl Ex Nihilo.


Br. Robert, OP said...

So first you're pathetic, and then you're rubbing elbows with the rich and famous? Look, I'm happy to pity you, and happy to envy you, but I can't do both at once, okay? It's just too much. It's beyond me. I'm a guy, and I can't multitask like that. Don't you know that by now? Sheesh!


hopeyg said...

The real question is, what cafe? We'll have to go when I get back home.

Love ya,

Hey Papes, did you know that you're my home page now. So everytime I connect to the internet, girlexnihilo pops up.

sheshe said...

I did a movie once with Robin Williams. I wasn't really in the movie, but I was the "stand in" for his daughter in the movie. I got to read a few of the scenes with him and kiss his cheek. I was on set for a few weeks and he knew my name. (You know I was lovin' that!) He is such an awesome guy. Totally humble and quite shy.