Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Duality of Impact..or something like it.

I have a mini-story to tell.
Or maybe a reflection on something...

It amazed me today as I stood in front of one of the greatest artists of all time- at least I think so- all giggly and blushing...how it was one of the major events of my life. If not the major one. For it is. I don't think my life had many major incidents of that sort...up until today. The amazing thing is; it was such a major thing for me, and an insignificant thing for him.

Today I met him. One of my favorite composers. Composer of my favorite album. Son of a legend. I met Ziad Rahbani today!!! And I shook hands with him, listened to him speak, asked in surprise how and why he hadn't visited Egypt before. Said that Egypt is always beautiful. I love my country. I do.

I told him it was nice meeting him. What on Earth was I thinking? Couldn't I have thought of a better thing to say? Silly, silly Sara! But then again...I couldn't, I was so much in awe!

So yes, I met a celebrity an artist. I met an artist that matters. I can't believe he was standing there with now thousands of people gathered around him!

Thank you 


Job Update: It's going great so far!!! And no, I am not just saying that because my boss is now following my blog! Honest!

PS My cousin got engaged on Friday and I love her and now love her fiancé!

15 comments:

Farah said...

Hi Love, I am so so glad that you love your job and had such a significant moment in your life! And I am so glad that you sound happy!

♥♥♥

Gracie said...

I'm glad that this event was significant to you. And it's amazing to meet people who you admire.
And the whole job front sounds good. I hope it all goes well.
Oh congrats to your cousin. That's so exciting!

cinta / sepi / sayu said...

hehe. my name? it's jehan. (lovely to meet you hehe). my long name: puteri noor jehan binti wan abdul aziz.

phew. hehe x

Ruxandra said...

I have never met someone that inspires me, as a famous person.I am happy for you.And it's so nice to hear that your job is going great.Have a happy week!

Mohammed J. said...

i knew you were going to post about it :)

you're welcome!

feels so much more awe-ing when you're a musician

Jodes said...

it's good to see that you love your job!
and cute that your boss is following your blog! haha.

i know how it feels to meet people who impact you. i LOVE LOVE music and just figured out the other day i've been to over 100 concerts, so meeting bands is something i'm generally cavalier about. then, i met one of my FAVES and turned into a blubbering IDIOT. it's kind of a good, humbling feeling in a way. so glad you got to meet yours!

love&light!

Winnie said...

Ahh how wierd that your boss is following your blog!

Anyway, love the story- at least you can be glad you spoke to him and actually engaged in conversation!

chicknamedhermia said...

Lol you're so cute! Congrats! :P

cinta / sepi / sayu said...

oh yes! my mum named me after shah jahan of the taj mahal. i think she meant to call me mumtaz after the wife, but got it mixed up ;)

i want to visit egypt! one of my close friends study there, medicine.

missy. said...

how amazing! i am so jealous. what an incredible feeling you must have been feeling.

congrats to your cousin!!

Ju said...

Star struck? I understand the fuzzy feeling...I met my favorite singer once, and was totally lost for words.
Just enjoy. :)))

Meg said...

i bet you made a bigger impression than you think on him - it's always a wonderful feeling to know you have been an inspiration to someone, especially someone young and full of potential!

S.Elisabeth said...

That's so insane!! The day I meet one of my favorite artists (role models, actresses, etc), I think I'd just die. Lucky you to meet him!
And I'm glad your job is going well!!

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Mika said...

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