#TBT: Life Is A Funny Thing…

Me and Vanessa Williams

So, life is funny, sometimes.

As I arrived in Barcelona yesterday, I was reminded of this happy coincidence when I was here last year.

In August 2018, while traveling on the Atlantis cruise from Rome to Barcelona, I got word that award-winning actress/singer/dancer Vanessa Williams would be the surprise guest star on the cruise ship.

Longtime readers know I have been friends with the multi-hyphenate super-star since we were both freshman music theater majors at Syracuse University in the early 1980s.

We quickly traded emails excited at the prospect of seeing each other live, in person.

What happened was the bestest catch-up you can imagine as V and I, with my hubby Michael, spent just the most delicious hours laughing and smiling off the French coast near Nice, on the Atlantis cruise.

We explored Mallorca together, and I even joined her onstage during her concert (more about that later).

My apologies for the light posting today, as I was adjusting to the jetlag. But walking around Barcelona this afternoon, it was fun to remember the really wonderful company I got to keep just a year ago.