I've seen this question posed time and time again. I have thought of various people I admire, thinking how nice it would be to meet them. Then I realize I wouldn't know what to say to them if I met them. I'd be so tongue-tied, I would be wasting my time with any of those idols of mine.
Last night Cliff and I were watching Youtube videos of old country music entertainers, and I suddenly realized I had found the one person I could meet; the one who, if I became tongue-tied, would talk to me until I felt comfortable.
We've seen him perform in person. He cares about his audience. We love him for that. But watching a video of him singing back in the old days before he became "an outlaw", back when he was a Baptist deacon, I watched his face. I watched his eyes. I would be comfortable talking to him.
Here's the video that made me realize I really do want to meet Willie Nelson. Be sure to look at that face, those eyes. Watch closely.