Saturday, April 13, 2013

How I met my husband...

Today someone asked me what my husband who is not a celebrity had to do to meet me? Well it would seem that it was destiny and we met at a perfect time for both of us. Nothing mysterious and I will say one of the myths of celebrity is that there is mystery. There is a difference maybe in that some of us are noisier and have a communication outlet that allows us to be bigger in everyday life. Although none of us is special in a way that exceeds you or anyone else. Mainly it is luck and maybe a special talent but nothing that makes us anymore or less than anyone else. To be a great actor means one is able to be ordinary and to show life in expression so seamlessly that you the audience cannot tell that it is acting. A celebrity gets to be seen by a crowd, and what is being communicated on many levels can be seen by larger audiences so that maybe unusual. Does that make someone famous better? No, or different not really? We do the same bodily functions and we bleed and have heart break just like the rest and what is truest is that we have fears and feelings just like the rest we are human beings. So there really isn't anything new or special or different that occurs in our lives and sure someone like a mega star may not be able to travel without a security detail and I can assure you it is onerous and expensive to have, to have people to manage crowd control. No, that level of celebrity is NOT fun and I have compassion for those that have to deal with it. So yeah, there are different levels of celebrity (JAY Z and Beyonce) or mine (not that mega…)like in any other aspect of life. Still these are normal people in a real world dealing with the same issue you have and sure maybe the money is different and the posse larger but still people with hearts and souls. So how did my husband meet me and how did we get together? It was luck and timing and good chemistry and a willingness to be/fall in love.

2 comments:

jack flash said...

That is one of the most humbling things that any star could say. That makes you a MEGA-STAR in my book. You understand that when it's all said and done we are all in the same boat. That reminds me of an incident that happened when i was living in Denver(lovely place). i was doing street vending on the 16th St. Mall. All of a sudden a very terrible hail storm hit. The sky was dark as night. Everyone was looking for a place of safety. Where i finally ended up at was under an eave of a big building and to my right was one of the millionaire bankers that walkover the homeless every day and next to him was 2 of the most homeless guys you ever want to see. They were huddled so close together that i thought i saw them kiss(:That just goes to show ya that we all are the same regardless of the situation. THANX for being so real... richard pinnick

Rae Dawn Chong said...

Thank you for being kind...I am deeply moved by compassion and love when I meet people who treasure it and express it. Makes my day!

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