Saturday, December 08, 2007

Holiday treat

Leaving the 'up' escalator from the A train at the NY Port Authority terminal, I was swmimming in a sea of people. Moving toward the 'down' escalator was a tsunami of humanity racing to reach the train before it departed. When you're in the subway, you really don't take too much note of people; if you're doing the subway correctly, you're busy maintaining walking speed with the crowd so that you don't get trampled, keeping your eye on your intended destination, and not making eye contact with anyone so as to avoid the possible panhandler or annoying hawker who wants to shove a newspaper or advertising into your hand.

But sometimes in the midst of chaos, there is a calm...or a moment of grandeur as it may be. And in the midst of this chaos, I looked up to see a vision in spectacularly beautiful white hair coming toward me from the opposite direction, clad in a full length coat and a beautiful cashmere scarf. I secretly wanted to shout to him, but what sense would that make? He doesn't know me, and I would just call attention to him, which is probably the last thing he wants as he tries to make his way home from a busy day on the air:

The gorgeous Mr. Anderson Cooper

Oh, and I can assure you that he looks just as dashing in person as he does on the air. In spite of his great reporting skills and his good looks, though, this Cooper doesn't hold a candle to my other Cooper friend, who is one of the sweetest souls on Earth. You should visit his blog. Don't just read his latest entries, go back and explore. You'll find laughter, tears, and beautiful writing there from an unusually gifted soul...the kind of person that you wish were out there to touch every life.

6 Comments:

At 3:03 PM, December 08, 2007, Blogger Jess said...

1) Figures. You would be on your way to meet me when you see Anderson Cooper, instead of being with me when it happens.

2) Only you could tie that into the rest of this post. :) The Cooper we know is going to get a swelled head! ;)

 
At 3:23 PM, December 08, 2007, Blogger Peter said...

Sweet and respectful account of a close encounter with Anderson Cooper not many of us had had the pleasure of have experienced. Lucky you.

I liked your story so much I took the liberty to post it, pictures and all, in my own Anderson blog; Anderson Cooper Effects.

 
At 11:02 AM, December 09, 2007, Blogger Cooper said...

Marc, that was so very kind. Thank you. To be written about so sweetly on the same page as the glorious blue-eyed Anderson Cooper was enough to make this brown-eyed Cooper, tear-up.

 
At 9:51 PM, December 10, 2007, Blogger Tuna Girl said...

Mr. Cooper is turning up everywhere lately. He's just so...yummy. Did you hear what he said about not having time to work out in Iraq? I bet my husband has met him a time or two and doesn't even realize it.

 
At 7:40 PM, December 11, 2007, Blogger Marc said...

Jess: No way Coop gets a swelled head. He's way too modest for that.

Peter: Thanks!

Coop: Anderson may be glorious on the outside, but you are glorious on the outside and inside.

Tuna: Yes, he is. I didn't hear the workout comment, but would not be surprised since he does keep that body in good shape. Now as for Scott, if he's met him, I am really jealous.

 
At 4:57 PM, December 14, 2007, Blogger pinknest said...

you are going to die. i used to work for anderson cooper and staff, when he was on abc news' world news now which came on in the wee hours. he was quite nice and his career clearly took off.

 

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