We sat outside the Lego store, watching the people ice-skating and trying to figure out where to go next when a woman walking through the throngs of people watching the skaters. Nice dress, I thought. And then I looked at her face… And oh my god. It’s Sandra Oh. Yes, Cristina Yang from Grey’s Anatomy. “It’s Sandra Oh it’s Sandra Oh it’s Sandra Oh,” I whispered to Jill who immediately turned on her camera to take pictures of the actress walking by.
Sandra looked great. She had a funny look on her face – she was half-smiling, almost as if she was amused that she was able to walk through the crowd without people recognizing her. But a couple of girls did recognize her and they immediately stood up to follow her. Jill and I were soon on their heels. If they were going to have photos taken with Sandra, we were going to have photos taken with Sandra too. I expected Sandra to disappear really quickly but no, she just stood under the flags outside Rockefeller Center for a few minutes. Then she spent time watching the ice skaters. She had such a peaceful, happy look on her face that I didn’t want to approach her for a picture. I’m glad the other girls didn’t either. Soon, a man appeared and he and Sandra hugged. They talked for a bit under the flags. “Aww, she’s on a date,” I told Jill. “Now I really don’t want to bug her.” Soon they walked off together arm in arm. They looked so happy. And the look on Sandra’s face as she looked up at him? Pure adoration. Kill me for the cheesiness, I don’t care, she looked so in love. And her happiness was so powerful and tangible that it killed my desire to sulk.