”Sometimes the scariest risks can be the greatest opportunities.”
So I’m walking down a street in Manhattan and run into a major moviestar sitting on a park bench. I’m in awe for two reasons: 1) he’s sitting right in front of me. 2)my wife and I saw him at the airport back in August. I was too afraid to ask for his autograph and too absent minded to give him a copy of my book I had just published. Talk about regret.
So here I was a second time, standing in front of the same actor, with a big camera hanging around my neck. I wanted to take a picture – I mean who wouldn’t – but at that moment it just didn’t feel right. I felt like if I did, I’d be like the paparazi – as my friend Andrew Seltz said, ”they don’t add anything to the celebrity’s life. They’re like parasites, hijacking a person’s fame for a dollar.” So I asked to shake his hand and said “God bless you.” He seemed to appreciate my gesture. That mental image is worth more than a digital photograph on my screensaver.