Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Thank You , Sal & Helen Travolta

Aside from my family, there is one person who has been a constant in my life for as long as I can remember. I don't ever remember a time when he wasn't "there." I vaguely recall seeing him on Welcome Back, Kotter but my first vivid memory of him was when I was 5 years old and my sister took me to the drive-in to see Grease. I was immediately smitten and have loved him ever since! That is why I am extremely thankful for John Travolta.

Although I obviously am a student of pop culture and I follow entertainment news, I'm not really that much of a celebrity hound. I might think it's cool if I spot one on the street, and there are a few that I would like to meet for various reasons, but I would never lose my cool over a "star," with one exception of course. John is the one guy who could cause me to seriously fall apart. I might be a little tongue-tied or overcome with hormones if I ever met Eddie Vedder or Jeremy Sisto, but I think I could maintain my composure. If I ever met John, I would probably start bawling uncontrollably and/or babbling incoherently. And it has nothing to do with his celebrity status. He has this thing...this charm that just oozes out of him everytime he's onscreen. It doesn't matter what kind of role he's playing, that goodness and sweetness and genuineness always comes through. I feel like I know him. I feel like I've known him all my life. He's like a long-lost something who's been such a huge part of my world, yet he doesn't even know I exist. He's brought me such joy throughout the years, but I wouldn't even know how to put my feelings into words if ever I found myself in front of him. For these reasons, as much as I'd love to meet him someday, there's a big part of me that hopes I never meet him. I'm afraid I'd just come off as an obsessed fan or a silly little girl, and I'd rather that he never know who I am than think I'm some kind of wacko. One thing I'm not afraid of is being let down by meeting him. Something tells me that he is exactly who I think he is.

Whether I ever meet him or not, I'll always adore John.


Lee Ann said...

Yes, I would agree...very charming!
Seems like such a NICE guy too!

Happy Thanksgiving sweetie!
Have fun and be safe!

Anonymous said...

John Travolta does absolutely ooze coolness. I don't think I've ever been disappointed by a single performance. I can't tell you how excited I was to see him in Pulp Fiction after the huge gap in big success...

Writeprocrastinator said...

He is the very epitome of coolness. Loraloo brings up a good point, the scripts haven't always been top-notch, but (with the exception of Face/Off) John has always give great performances.

I wonder if any of truly want to meet the people we respect or worship from a far, they might become all too human in some way.

Les Becker said...

You know, someday, Beck, I'm going to introduce you to John Travolta. Maybe I'll give him to you for your birthday, or something. Of course, this means I will have to meet him first. Hmmm.


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