Tonight's blog posting isn't going to be about Patty's medical condition (okay, I will say that she's doing well today), about our recent passport woes, or even about the joys and trials of parenting. There isn't even going to be a film review. Tonight was all about fun -- remember the exciting weekend I mentioned? So, for those to whom we didn't blab about our plans tonight, here's a quiz for you.
Is the person Patty is hugging in the photo below:
(a) our daughter Kelly
(b) our friend Cindy
(c) Stevie Nicks
(d) none of the above
Did you guess?
If you guessed (c):
For the longest time, I don't think I've seen Patty dance as much, or smile as broadly, or seem so utterly thrilled with her evening as she did tonight. Patty was treated to a concert by Stevie Nicks (with the kind efforts of Stevie's assistant and her publicist), and then invited backstage. We waited there for a moment--sitting on a sofa in the middle of a parking lot (a bit surreal, to be sure.)
When Stevie emerged from her trailer, she walked over to Patty and then immediately said, "Oh my God, you look just like Meryl Streep...and that's a good thing." They chatted for a brief moment, and then Stevie gave Patty a very special, thoughtful gift that touched Patty deeply. When Patty asked Stevie for a hug and they embraced for nearly a minute, I felt like I was observing one of those Mastercard "priceless" moments. Stevie signed a T-shirt for Patty, and we were on our way.
I would give anything if Patty's every day could be as utterly magical as her night tonight. And she has another special night tomorrow. More soon...
P.S. One more moment to share -- Chris Isaak, while performing as the opening act for Stevie, walked around the entire venue, interacting with fans. His keyboard/accordion player also wandered around. At one point, he walked up behind Patty and asked her what flavor slushie she was drinking. When Patty said "Lemon lime -- would you like to try it?" the musician said "Sure" and took a chug. It was both surprising and funny.