So I called my girl, put on JEANS, and headed out to meet my childhood fantasy.
Somewhere between watching The Princess Bride with a bunch of die hard fans and seeing Cary hug a young girl whose grandfather passed away, the muse hit.
Suddenly, I WANTED to write. Watching Cary interact with his fans, feeling the excitement roll through the audience, it all made me realize why I write. There's nothing more thrilling than knowing your story inspired someone, moved someone or made them experience a myriad of emotions.
For my fellow Princess Bride fans, the movie has become a part of our childhood, a happy memory that always puts a smile on our face, and reminds us of how six fingered men never get away with murder.
When it came time for the meet and greet, I told Mr. Elwes how inspired I was by watching him and the fans--that's when we briefly talked about my future book release and hugged--YES. I HUGGED CARY ELWES. lol
Anyway, the point is sometimes we need to get off our tired butts and go out and experince life, because sometimes, you just might get a hug from Cary Elwes.