Thursday, August 7, 2008
The other day I was in the restroom at a local restaurant and when I came out a guy was waiting to go in. I gave him a quick glance; a simple acknowledgment that a person was there, but I was quick to go to my table. I thought that somehow I knew him; perhaps he was in school with me, went to the same parties, or was a regular at the store that I work at. Apparently I was looking right at Elijah Wood. It's strange how we become so familiar with the people we see on TV that we feel as though we have developed some sort of bond or relationship with them. It really was Elijah Wood, the fact was confirmed many times, and yet I never had the urge to run up to him and beg his autograph. What I found, after some contemplation, that is even more strange is how little I cared about his celebrity status and much I wanted to say "hi" like he was an old friend from years back. Maybe it's because I'm not that great a fan of his, but maybe there really isn't that much to the glamor of celebrities than that fact that he has millions of "old acquaintances".