Last night, I was out with a real mover and a shaker.
Yep. My friend M. invited me to a screening of the documentary "Forgotten Woman" showing during the Hot Docs film festival. I was extremely excited to go - I love documentaries. LOVE them. And, even though there was no popcorn to be had, I really enjoyed myself.
The documentary was well-done. But it was my company for the evening that I enjoyed the most. I had the chance to spend time with someone I highly respect as a writer and as a human being. Someone I find to be one of the funniest humans on the face of this earth. Someone who always has a good story to tell and a good book to recommend. And someone who makes you feel like she's genuinely interested in you and your life. Always.
When I first met her, I thought there was no way she was THAT nice. Then she poked some good-natured fun at me, we had a laugh and I realized that I must make her my friend.
We were joking last night about how we're the same person only with a 10 year age difference (we both love mornings, musicals, really good books that you can't put down and documentaries - to name a few things). So maybe that's why I like her so much.
Or maybe it's because she's simply just a fantastic, genuine, warm, fun, friendly, caring person. Yep - my mover and shaker friend really restores my faith in humanity. Every, single time I get to see her.