The Color Purple

I went to go see "The Color Purple" on Broadway last night with my friend Brian who was visiting from Chicago. He happens to work for Oprah, so our seats were FABULOUS. I realize I had a few martinis in me, but I cried my eyes out during the show. It was so good! The music is AMAZING! I, of course, bought the soundtrack and have been listening to it since I got home. My favorite song is "I'm Here." I get goose bumps when I listen to it. Some lyrics...

I'm gonna take a deep breath.
Gonna hold my head up.
Gonna put my shoulders back,
and look you straight in the eye.
I'm gonna flirt with somebody
when they walk by.
I'm gonna sing out... SING OUT!
I believe I have inside of me
everything that I need to live a bountiful life.
With all the love alive in me,
I'll stand as tall as the tallest tree.
And I'm thankful for every day that I'm given,
both the easy and hard ones I'm livin'.
But most of all
I'm thankful for
loving who I really am.
I'm beautiful.
Yes, I'm beautiful,
and I'm here.

Oh, how I love my FLAWED self! I hope you love your flawed selves, too.

Here's a picture of Brian and I back in the day... eight years ago.

PS - I had a CELEBRITY SIGHTING before the show... BIFF HENDERSON! (I'm such a dork... I don't usually bother celebrities, but I was like, "Hey Biff!" when I saw him, like he was an old friend or something. It was like a knee jerk reaction - I couldn't help myself. This was before the martinis, too. I think me feeling so comfortable around him has something to do with the fact that I watch David Letterman in my undies. Anyway, because the tone of my greeting was like we were old college buddies, Biff looked at me for a second like, "Do I know you?" Once he realized he didn't, he just said, "Uh... hey" back to me. By this time I realized what a moron I was (am?), so I kept walking.)