Fame amuses me. It is all based primarily on probability. what are the chances, you were born here, met this person or that, got into this school, had parents who introduced you to some art etc. How many grades, paychecks, missed buses, hospital visits, letters written and emails unsent have put you where you are now?
Yesterday, I got to meet Wil Haygood.
He told us about being born ill and spending the first few days of life in the hospital, finding a letter to Thurgood Marshall in a box that had not been catalogued and thereby meeting a new hero.
I got a selfie with him and not because he is famous, but he is modest. He is approachable. cool. Wil Haygood wrote “The Butler” and worked on the movie with Oprah Winfrey.