on sunday, i sat a few metres from one of my artistic heroines, FLOX, and observed her at her craft, live.
and no, i didn't say hi. i have an irrational fear of "famous" people.
once, when i was at high school, i went into town after school (my school was in the downtown area of the city) and found myself face-to-face to two very famous All Blacks. right in front of me! crossing the street towards me!
so there i was...with my irrational fear...i couldn't ignore them, or pretend i didn't know who they were (everyone knew who they were!*) so i was forced to face my fear and *gasp* say something...!
(should i tell you what i said? or should i leave it hanging?
ok, here's what came out of my mouth: hello, famous people.
I KNOW!!! they looked at me liked i'd been smoking something i shouldn't have been behind the pool changing rooms during recess, too!
it was at that moment i vowed to never try to conquer my fear again.
instead i am happy to sit a few metres away in complete, anonymous comfort.
*those were in the days when the All Blacks team changed every decade, not every game.