Johnny Nash was the first celebrity I ever saw. He was coming towards me, down 5th avenue on a float in the Thanksgiving Day parade, singing I Can See Clearly Now. I was in elementary school standing in the freezing New York November morning with numb fingers and frozen toes. I never leaned how to dress warm and didn’t have the right clothes until my 30’s. Some of my friends went to a concert to see the Osmonds play, but that was out of our league. I had never seen a “known” person before. I never forgot it, never will.