It was only my second visit to Seoul. I was alone. The night was clear and cool. I arrived to the theater late, too late to see the show. I arrived with no expectations, the least of which to have my heart irrevocably stolen….with a smile and a handshake. Today (albeit Easter for most) marks the one year anniversary of the very evening I had the honor, the privilege, and the pleasure of coming face-to-face with G.O, the musical actor…or more appropriately ~ G.O, the charming man. To say it was life-changing is putting it mildly.
[Trust me….that’s him.^^]
Even though I have already written about my experiences of the night of April 5, 2014, (and shared all of these pictures) I could not let this day pass without commemorating that amazing evening. I am – for lack of a better term – sentimental. All I was equipped with that night was my cell phone and a smile. And nothing could have prepared me for seeing him walk out of the theater so matter-of-factly, glowing from yet another superb performance in his role as Dong Ho in the musical Seopyeonje.
That night indeed changed my life forever.
Apart from becoming completely submerged in incessant fangirling over the man, I embarked on a journey that has expanded every imaginable realm associated with becoming part of a fandom. As a result, I have met some truly amazing people from all over the globe, have widened my horizons, and have built some truly deep and meaningful relationships. I learned something that evening from G.O about being attentive, kind and generous. Those few moments of looking him straight in the eyes and feeling the touch of his warm hand softened and opened my heart in the most gentle, expressive and meaningful way. I have to celebrate this day, if anything…for that alone.
I am changed. Reorganized. New. All because of that amazing night. All because of that amazing, talented and charming man.
[All images are my very own.^^]