Bliss at the Border
Posted by blisskasden on Sunday, June 6, 2010
David has been on fire since Tuesday. Countless interviews, signings, great performances, etc. He navigates the terrain seamlessly and effortlessly. He is always exactly who he is regardless of the hysteria around him. He looks like a million bucks whether he’s just rolled out of bed or has just signed his thousandth book. He is the most gracious and well-mannered human being on the planet regardless of the situation, and leaves everyone who meets him better than they were before, and clamoring for more.
On Wednesday, I met Pabuckie at Borders at around 3:00. We shared the long wait until the bewitching hour when David would make his umpteenth triumphant arrival since he redefined celebrity over two years ago. We hid out in the Kids Department which was adjacent to the area that David was to sign and, dare we dream, sing. I haven’t been around that many coloring books and paint by numbers books since the Eisenhower administration, but it was worth it to get a good look at David. Unfortunately, as the time came for “David to take Manhattan”, a few of the Borders militia shooed us away and put us behind a few barriers. (I prefer David singing”Barriers” myself.) After David blew the joint open with his “Lean On Me”
we schlepped to the back of the line and waited not so patiently for our moment in the blazing sun of David’s beautiful face and megawatt smile.