Had a video clip I intended to paste in here, so I went to YouTube to find it. The home page popped up, with a little sidebar promo for Katy Perry: The YouTube Interview, during which "Lisa Nova will ask Katy your questions."
Wait a second. I could have submitted questions for Katy Perry? Dear God, why was I not told? My life now is incomplete. A minor, soon-to-be-forgotten celebrity might have acknowledged my existence by answering a question submitted by me. Me! Just an average fella, rubbing elbows, via question-asking surrogate Lisa Nova, with an artist whose work I've long avoided.
Yet my opportunity passed. My question for Katy--"Why have I heard of you, exactly?"--will remain forever unanswered. An almost unbearable melancholy descends, and I weep silently.