It had been years since I'd wait for the commercial break to dart into the kitchen and grab a glass of water, or a bag of munchies, and be disappointed if I'd missed a moment or two of the show's continuance after the commercials were over.
I haven't shushed anyone when they spoke over the program playing in a very, very long time.
I haven't shouted "It's Back!" without taking my eyes off the screen, alerting whoever left the room to return now, and not wanting to miss a moment myself, since I can remember.
I have never woken up the next morning after exciting dreams, filled with hope, and creativity, and a fire that burned inside of me to really, really, go out and DO something, the way that I did on Monday morning, catalyzed by what I'd seen on Sunday night.
I'm so glad that I happened to be made aware that afternoon before the show aired - because knowing how things are, and how chance works, I may never have seen the amazing things I did, catching my breath, lifting (and sinking) my spirits, and touching my heart the ways in which it was touched by what I saw.
Here's a taste.
And guess what else? You can watch it on youtube, in four parts. I'm pretty excited about that. And you can bet that I'll watch it over and over again.
Watch those and tell me you don't get chills. I dare you. It won't happen.
-wait, there is no quote today. Click on one of the links. You'll get all the quotes you need.