Monday, October 04, 2010

      ( 11:23 PM ) teahouse
I've Loved You So Long

Working in midtown Manhattan, I often see celebrities in the street while walking to the office in the morning.

This morning I almost ran smack into Morgan Freeman.

He was taking photos with some of his fans in the street.

Unlike some famous people, who give off a chilly aura when you see them in real life, he was relaxed and gracious and friendly. He was shaking everyone's hand, signing autographs and smiling.

One woman walking by shouted, "We love you! You're one of the greatest actors of all time!"

"Thank you!" he responded, waving at her with a smile before jumping into his limo.

I wanted to yell my feelings, too - something along the lines of, "I've loved you since I was a kid, Morgan Freeman! You were instrumental in the formative years of my childhood! You were awesome in The Electric Company! My favorite song was the one you sang about the Hole in the Bottom of the Sea!"

But then I lost my nerve. I wasn't sure if he'd be insulted, given the extraordinary trajectory his career took after that point.

It would be like someone saying to me, "I've admired you for a long time, THB. I was always impressed at how fast you ran in dodgeball and Red Rover when we were in fourth grade."

Then again, I wouldn't have minded that. I was a pretty good dodgeball player. And nobody could break through my grip of steel in Red Rover.



I've seen a few celebrities over the years and always get struck dumb! I love Morgan Freeman too and mostly think of Shawshank Redemption.

By Anonymous colleen, at 9:06 AM  

Glad to hear Mr. Freeman is such a gracious actor, esp. someone of his reputation and stature.

You should have said what you wanted to say because I'm sure he would appreciate it.

By Blogger Ming the Merciless, at 9:10 AM  

I think it would have been flattering, cause it shows you've been a fan for a long time!

And Red Rover is a craaaaaazy game!

By Anonymous Kabitzin, at 3:13 AM  

ya know I always thought he was a regular guy, I like that about him...

Hey I think I said something about you at my place, be a dear and run over to see

By Blogger ... Paige, at 1:09 PM  

I ruled at tetherball! And I remember it fondly...

By Blogger Rebecca, at 2:58 PM  

I was really good at Red Rover, too! Must be a sister thing!

I love Morgan Freeman. I'd have asked him how being left-handed has helped his amazing career.

By Anonymous Sister, at 7:41 PM  

I just put up a little sidebar button for you and I must say it's one of my alltime favorites!


I had a lot of bruises from Red Rover but all well earned.

By Blogger Jannie Funster, at 9:43 AM  

The biggest celebrity I have ever seen in person was El General, and he's only a celeb around these parts!

This is El General btw.

By Blogger PJ Smokey, at 1:05 PM  

Post a Comment

THIRTYSOMETHING (!!) year old Asian American New Yorker, lawyer, amateur musician, curious girl taking a bite out of the Big Apple. Don't mess with me - I'm short and I look demure, but I carry a big purse. And I've just embarked on the journey of married life in Manhattan.

Currently Reading
The Labors of Hercules by Agatha Christie

Currently Listening To
Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante

Currently Watching
Poirot: The Clocks

E-mail teahouseblossom

Cool Blogs


Annie Bunny

Anny's Life

Baby Lawyer

Be the Boy Will

Beth's Imperfect Life

Blonde Justice

Blue Poppy

Breakup Babe

Bridget's Happily Ever After

Chelle's Escape

City Wendy

Colleen's Loose Leaf Notes

Milly, Cottage Girl


Divine Angst

The Dorsal Stream

Eclectic Blonde

Equilibrium Girl


Geese Aplenty

Hello World It's Me


Jannie Funster

Jen and Tonic

Jolynn Wrapped in Pink Sheets

Juliet - Never Been Lived Before


Adventures of Law Mommy

Magic Cookie


The Melman Blog

Ming the Merciless

Mrs. Mogul

Nathan's Karate Clerk Adventures

Neil, Citizen of the Month

New Orleans Daily Photo

Paige of a Book


Passion, Schmassion

Patricia Elizabeth

Polly and the Mooch

Robin's Pensieve

Run Jen Run

Runway Lights

Screaming Bean


Simply Me Ally

Sunflower Gurl

Swirly Girl

Tara Lynn

TCho's World

The Torn Pages


Unforgiving Bitch

Virginia Belle

This is Witt

Wonkess, the Undomestic Mama

Other Links

American Orchid Society

Center for Public Integrity

Dear Abby


National Public Radio

New York CitySearch

New York Road Runners

NOW With David Brancaccio

Rotten Tomatoes

The Movie Spoiler

Powered by Blogger