I debated-- do I say hello? Do I leave her alone so she can get her shopping done? Does she like to be derailed from her to-do list to chat with adoring fans? I ended up just leaving her alone. But later I'd wished I had at least said hello.
I did have to share the news with someone who understood. So I texted my friend who always "gets me" when it comes to silly scrapbooking connections and relationships. I said: "Dude. I just saw Stacy Julian in Target."
A few minutes later, I get the following response: "Shut up! What is she doing and buying? You should stalk her. JK."
It made me laugh. And I know she was "JK"... just kidding. But it did make me think.
Is "being famous" worth it? I get that there are different levels of famous... from an incredibly creative woman and mom who is known by thousands (or even hundreds of thousands) scrapbookers, all the way up (or down?) to those individuals whose faces don't seem to ever leave the pathetic gossip magazines that stare at us each time we purchase groceries. But either way, these people deal with others around them-- known or unknown-- who think they know who they are. But do they really KNOW the person behind the fame? And is that a good thing? Or is it just too bad?