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Domenica

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Oct 24, 2011
 

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I am recovering from an illness. Thank God, I am on the mend. I've spent two months mostly in bed. Since I've been tired and listless, I've been reminiscing and netsurfing and I found this website.

I used to work in a fancy shop on the Upper East side of Manhattan selling leather goods. About 10 years ago, a tall man walks into the store. I was waiting on another customer, so I greeted him and told him that we were short-handed and I'd get to him as soon as I could.(I was actually alone in the store which was against policy but we were very short-handed.)

At that moment I realized it was Keanu Reeves and I nearly fainted. I'm saying silently to the customer I was waiting on, this old biddie, "Will you PLEASE make up your mind and get out of here?" It seemed like forever before the old biddie finished and scrammed. All this time my heart was beating like crazy!

Keanu was very patient and didn't put any pressure on me to dump the customer I was waiting on. Everyone who shopped at that store was rich and ego-centric and they didn't like to wait. That is why we had a policy to have at least two people in the store, but that one day we didn't.

He just looked at the ladies' wallets, looking at each one carefully. Finally I finished up with the old biddie and got to him. I wanted to spend, like, an hour showing him every piece in the shop but UNFORTUNATELY, he'd made up his mind! Damn that old biddie. I spent 20 minutes on her, and in five minutes, Keanu Reeves has already made up his mind. I curse that old biddie, to this day.

Well, I got to spend 10 minutes in a small space with Keanu Reeves and I'll never forget it! He had a half-grown in beard, hair was semi-long but not too long, and he smelled just fine. I mean, I didn't smell anything. He's better-looking in person than on screen, imo. Has kind of rough, pockmarked skin on one side. He has very large hands.

I forgot about the incident until the last few months. No having anything to do, I admit, I've become a Keanu-slut, looking up stuff about him on the internet like a real groupie!

I do think he had sad eyes. I've learned that we should discount most of what he says to the press, he says things for publicity reasons. I also think that a lot of the comments on these articles may be fabricated as well. But someone commented at the Parade website that she saw him in a hotel in London when he was there to promote Matrix II: "He was sitting in the lobby on a bench and in my life I never saw such a sad and tired face. I did not realize it was him until I got up close (not wearing my glasses!), but before I did I thought,“Oh, look at the handsome sad man." I agree with this, I do not think this was a fabricated comment, I felt the same way when I saw him in the shop. He does have a sadness quality.

I hope he finds happiness. Like a million other women I wish I could give it to him but....that will never be! So I hope someone else makes him happy.

Anyway I got a good commission on the wallet I sold him. The lady who got is very lucky.

“Dum Di Dum”

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Oct 24, 2011
 
I had the flue the last days. 2 months in bed, must feel like years...Good to read, that you´re recovering and thanks for sharing your story. Let me think, that I may need a new bag:)

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Oct 24, 2011
 
Domenica - thanks for sharing the story.

and get well soon :)
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Oct 24, 2011
 
Last 10 years, did you wash your hand, that held the same piece of leather as his?? ;)

I can understand you very good, dear Domenica. Lucky, I wasn't ill physically, but I went through difficult period of my life, when I "clashed" with him (regretfully, not personally)Thousand times before people said to me " You have it not easy, but look at X or Y, his/her problems are much bigger" . But it never helped me, that somebody has it even worse.Than one fresh-made poet, which even don't take himself too seriously, sais: "Remember - it could always be worse" and why his words help well?

You see, even long ilness can be good for something.But it's still beter to regain your health back what I wish you from all my heart.

By the way, I used him als treatment ( in the form of DVD, of course)even by last horrible flue, and even that helps!

Really, so nice story! I had need something like this today. I had almost car-accident today, huge truck almost crashed into my car. Probably, I was in shok, and only now begin to realize, how close to heaven I was. And I'm affraid, it's a little bit difficult to come down from heaven for K's next book-signing or movie-premiere ; may be thay even has no DVD player there?? Have a nice day or good night everybody (depending on the site of the Ocean)

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Oct 24, 2011
 
Nighty-night, yelanav.

Thank you for sharing, Domenica. God speed all is well your way, soon.

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Oct 25, 2011
 
Thanks for sharing your story Domenica and I hope you're getting better. I really like how people always describe him very much the same, a kind, humble, sad looking man...

Of course,it also depends where you stand or how you see things in life generally, if let's say you're a crude, cynical person, and if you see Keanu in a thoughtful mood, you may call him morose or if he is not giving orders or acting like a HW diva, he might be wussy in your eyes, as I said it all depends how you look at the world, there is no cure for eternally pessimistic and foul-mouthed people, they will give everybody a taste of their own medicine...
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Van Sant said the audience loved him because they could see his pain...he said the same about River. As a director, he feels like people identify with the pain.
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Hi Guys,

Thank you all so much.

I have so many feelings right now. I am going through a lot of pain because I miscarried a baby. Then I got pneumonia. I'll be okay. I'm going to survive this. It's made me closer to the people I love and it has taugt me to cherish life.

Maybe it is stupid to tell these things on the Internet to strangers but I find it therapeutic. It's like my pub, bar, or tavern.

I have never had such a crush on an actor, since I was a teenager. It's funny because I didn't think I had a crush on him 10 years ago, even though he did make me want to faint! I was busy, I am married, and so on.

Then I suffer this loss, and I'm in bed two months straights, and....I think of Keanu Reeves' eyes, after a gap of 10 years!

"because they could see his pain." I don't mean he was carrying on and moaning. It was his eyes. I tell you I have never seen such eyes on a man.

And he had a very soft but resonant voice.

I'll be okay. Thanks.

“"A Deer and his balls"”

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Domenica wrote:
Hi Guys,
Thank you all so much.
I have so many feelings right now. I am going through a lot of pain because I miscarried a baby. Then I got pneumonia. I'll be okay. I'm going to survive this. It's made me closer to the people I love and it has taugt me to cherish life.
Maybe it is stupid to tell these things on the Internet to strangers but I find it therapeutic. It's like my pub, bar, or tavern.
I have never had such a crush on an actor, since I was a teenager. It's funny because I didn't think I had a crush on him 10 years ago, even though he did make me want to faint! I was busy, I am married, and so on.
Then I suffer this loss, and I'm in bed two months straights, and....I think of Keanu Reeves' eyes, after a gap of 10 years!
"because they could see his pain." I don't mean he was carrying on and moaning. It was his eyes. I tell you I have never seen such eyes on a man.
And he had a very soft but resonant voice.
I'll be okay. Thanks.
The eyes have it..you are sooo correct. It reminds me of my all time favorite A Walk in The Clouds.. there is a scene[fore shadowing scene] Paul[K's character] happens upon Victoria, she is sitting crying. After a moment, she tells him about her baby and what will happen with her family. When he offers up the solutions and she responds to it V: What he comes to stay with the family for one and then leaves? P: Puts a note in the mail.. V: Saying he has abandoned me? <<Forgive me these are from memory not verbatim>> Okay for the eyes part..when he looks at her and says "It happens"..right then, the look in his eyes says soooo much!

I have suffered miscarriages before and I want you to know it is not your fault, your body rejected the seed. I remember feeling very much like a failure when that happened. My heart to your! May your body heal quickly and your spirit comes to understand that all things happen for a reason, even if you don't know why at the moment!

Sending you light and love and a healing hug!
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Thank you for sharing your story, Domenica, and I hope that you're feeling better very soon.

Keanu may have "sad eyes" - can't entirely disagree - but he also has the most beautiful, luminous smile. That's worth remembering, too!

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Sorry to hear about your loss, Domenica...I think we are allowed to do whatever helps us to get through hard times like this, so if Keanu is your theraphy so be it, don't feel bad about it...

I think one of the qualities of Keanu which we all admire is that he is a survivor and fighter, he sure had tough times in his life but he managed to keep his head above water and that's smt we could all get inspiration from...
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Oct 25, 2011
 
Domencia, thank you for sharing your story Keanu. I wish you a speedy recovery. My first pregnancy ended in a miscarriage and my doctor explained to me that my baby wasn't ready, when he/she is ready then everything will be fine. He was right. Good luck to you.

“Keanu Rocks”

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oh domencia, I feel soo sad about your loss, I am glad that you have found the unusual friendships that we form here thereputic. Some people say what has keanu really done for his fans, I say he has brought us together. I will pray for you recovery for both mind and body....Big hugs!!!
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Oct 26, 2011
 
Aww Domenica,so sorry about your miscarriage,one of my best friends had also lost her first baby in August and I know what a terrible experience that is and how suddenly world goes upside down after something like that...But please keep your spirits high, as hope is the only way to overcome many tragedies in life...

And of course a big hug and thank you for coming here and sharing your Keanu story with an open heart...Topix is a great place when there is no Keanu bashers in sight and there is a nice meaningful discussion among regulars, most of which are long time fans, yet if you want to become a total Keanu *slut*,lol I think you should check out long-established fansites like Club Keanu, WINM and Keanuweb where you could find lots of archieved stuff like articles and videos, interviews and of course yummy pics of the man...

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Nov 1, 2011
 
I have to say, I get the "sad" comment alot too, and usually i'm fine. Some people just have sad aura's about them... but when he smiles, he lights up the whole room.

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Nov 1, 2011
 
I'm very sorry about your miscarriage, Domenica, and I hope you have a quick recovery. I'm sure you will. In the meantime, looking at Keanu's wonderful smile will do wonders... ;)
Thanks for sharing your story and a big hug!

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Nov 2, 2011
 
Hi Domenica,

Perhaps you thought of Keanu because for the 10 minutes you shared space with him, you felt protected, like nothing in the world could go wrong? He casts that aura.

Bask in that as you heal. I know what you are going through.
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Nov 2, 2011
 
Wow, I really love the comment that you made lilithelisheva "Perhaps you thought of Keanu because for the 10 minutes you shared space with him, you felt protected, like nothing in the world could go wrong? He casts that aura." I think this comment is very beautiful, because I myself have experienced the same feelings and I have never met the man. When I find myself in an emotional tailspin I think of him and I feel so much better that life is worth living after all.
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Nov 2, 2011
 
I meant to say "beautifully spot on".
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Nov 3, 2011
 
lilithelisheva wrote:
Hi Domenica,
Perhaps you thought of Keanu because for the 10 minutes you shared space with him, you felt protected, like nothing in the world could go wrong? He casts that aura.
Exactly. You read my heart.

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