November 09, 2003
something of his presence
He is a presence that shines, that attracts even in the most quiet, remote moments. . . He sat alone on the stage in the empty hall, on the one case not yet yanked out by the hurried but precise movements of the crew. He looked tired, yet relaxed, removed from the frenetic rushing backstage or the VIP area, which held the only people left in the building. He smoked, and taking alternating sips from a bottle, swinging his legs occasionally against the case. A post-show winding down, a moment in which he looked out over the bare room, lost in his thoughts. It was as if he were releasing all the consuming energy of the past two hours, letting the passion ease away, a smoke from a fire softly extinguished. Half-hidden by the proscenium of the stage, few people could see him, or even bothered to look. They were caught up in their own partying, or their pressing determination to get backstage. I’m not sure what made me look – a shift in the lights perhaps – but when I turned, I felt my heart twist. He was alone, but not, contained so perfectly in that presence that is a magnet for cameras, an enticement for directors, an enchantment for fans. And yet, “just a guy,” winding down after work. I stared, unabashed, not wanting to look away, as if he existed there, like Schroedinger’s Cat, simply because I was looking. But the moments past, and he glanced offstage suddenly, as if someone, or many someones, had spoken his name. And he slid off the case, gathered his cigarettes, and loped offstage. But something of the presence lingered, glistening in a quiet time loop in the silent hall.
Thank you to RedKitt for sharing these beautiful words about him.
| from inside the mind of krix at November 09, 2003 03:15 PM
Oh my....how glorious!
You are very talented RedKitt.
Krix - ya gotta add this to a wallpaper girl...
Too much goodness! *smiles*
Beautiful!!! Wow, his presence is so powerful..
That really got to me, as does he for he is magnet and a presence whose soul can only described by the kindest of words.
i agree with Keanuette...
hugs and God bless.. Thanks Redkit for sharing such beautiful words about him..
ya know..ive really enjoyed all the diff images and submissions of the peeps here..this was a great idea by Krix..but i really wanna comment on THIS particular entry..
RedKitt, i read yer entry, knowing all too well that you were describing Keanu..but i must say..i dont think ive ever read anyones discription, article, or whatever..and admired the true words as much as this one..you not only gave Keanu a presence of angelic quality..but you painted the true image of a real man..not a superstar..not an IDOL..but..just a man..just Keanu..and i think that gives him more 'star-quality' than anyone could ever speak of..it really touched my heart..i could literally picture him sitting there..breathing in the spirit of the moment..feeling the enjoyment of the event that just passed..yet knowing 'its just another day' ..im very impressed..and i think if Keanu himself were to ever read yer entry..i think it would trully touch his heart, unlike many who have written about him before
very well done!!
just my thoughts
Redkitt, this is so beautiful I could almost reach out and touch him. You're a very talented person to be able to put the vision into such strong words. Thanks DB
Oh, my heavens.
You guys have made me cry. And I'm going to thank you for it!
I sent this to krix because I wanted to congratulate her on hanging around for so long and being who she is. I wrote it after a Dogstar concert (obviously); it was just a moment in time. But I've really come to cherish it since.
Thank you, more than you will ever know.
Better late than never? very, very lovely RedKitt. Thanks for sharing that moment with us..*speechless*
Hi Krix, what a great site, I'm fairly new to the Net but have spent a very happy couple hours today reading through this.
Now, on a not so nice note - have you seen this site - http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/6608/keanu.html
Be warned, it's offensive drivel - Keanu is the anti Christ - I thought at first it wasn't serious but there's some damn nasty stuff in there, which no-one in their right mind would saaay in jest. I hope it'll be taken off imminently but meanwhile - you may want to use your inimitable wit & brains to leave a comment.
HNY from across the pond - Ellie
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