- Monday, November 30, 2009
- Evelyn Gibson
My family and friends have always been amazed that I can spot a celebrity in a crowd even from the back of their famous head!
It doesn't happen by accident! It requires an aberrant attention to everyone around me for the very purpose of spotting that lone celebrity in the crowd. What can I say? It's a shallow, superficial part of who I am.
I love observing pop culture, always have.
More recently however, my quest has become the non-celebrity-celebrity. That person we should all know, but wouldn't recognize sitting next to us in church; wouldn't even recognize their name.
Like Mark Zuckerberg? Jack Dorsey? Steven Chen? Chad Hurley? Or one of my favorite unknown celebrity names: Jawed Karim? What about Tom Anderson? Or Chris DeWolfe?
In order, I've named the founder of Facebook, Twitter, the three co-founders of YouTube and the two founders of Myspace. Who knew?
(I purposely didn't include Al Gore as inventor of the Internet. But then he doesn't fit the profile of "unknown" celebrity.)
So, who are the faces with no names in your world? The couple in the condo next to you? The elderly woman who sits at the end of your row in church every Sunday? The person who serves you at the restaurant? The barista at Starbucks?
Jesus said, "Open your eyes and look! See the people, the harvest in front of you. They're ready!"