06 June 2005

Uh, thanks?

Tonight at rehearsal, a young woman of 17 or 18 approached me with a somewhat awkward manner about her. She stammered, "I just wanted to tell you that you have such a look of confidence and you don't even wear any make up." And then, she drove the knife into my chest. "You are just really a beautiful older woman."

I don't know why she felt compelled to share her opinion of me as we'd never spoken before, other than a brief greeting. And I do think she meant to compliment me.

Perhaps she was going to follow up with, "Those are super-cute jeans for being plus sized!" Or something like, "Your home haircut is really adorable." I don't know, I didn't give her the chance.

Nor did I call her a "whippersnapper" or hit her with my cane.