OMG, yesterday, I shook hands with Bono of U2 fame. He is one of only three people I've always said I'd like to meet before I die.
I met fellow authors Coe Booth and Heather Duffy-Stone in the city at a cute little breakfast/brunch spot, and when I walked in, he was walking out.
I froze. "That's Bono" was all I could spit out.
Coe has better reflexes than me, so she immediately stuck her hand out. I, jolted out of my stunn-ness, stuck my hand out too.
And he shook it!!!!!
Took me a while to regain my composure, but I finally managed to and thought, "I should get a picture!" But of course, by then, he was already in a cab :P.
He was so warm and down-to-earth. No entourage, just brunch with two or three people at a local spot -- not shee-shee or upscale... And he looked us in the eye when he shook our hands and smiled and said, "Nice to meet you" in that sexy Irish way... SIGH.
I admire Bono for many reasons: his music, which got me through one of the worst summers of my life; his work in Africa and on an international level; and his genuine, open-hearted way of communicating. He's one of those spirits that just moves me.
Wow wow wow. I would have been speechless too.
But I gotta ask: which album got you through the summer? I used The Joshua Tree as therapy one summer myself...
That's the one, Jacqui!!
OMG, Neesha! Please touch your computer screen with the hand that shook Bono's and I will then touch my computer screen and that means I shook his hand by proxy!
What does he look like up close?
I love Bono!
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