Monthly Archives: December 2011

Mr and Mrs/Ms/Ms Hollywood (not generally)

Do celebrities have a right to entitlement?

Hysterics happily humanly haranguing here,

Yes, yo-yo yodeling yarns yearly.

Practicing pompous puppets perpetrating preachings

Of obediently obliging obnoxious outlandish

Careless calculating characteristics; cameraly centered;

Reaching races readily reacting reverently.

Idolizing, imitating image illusionists idiosyncrasies

Through today, tomorrow, throughout time.

Evermore entertainers entertaining eager earthlings.

Sign say so superficial singing screen stars.

 

Unpopular Atticus

Would you hold on to something that you believed in even if it was not popular to do so? Would you do the right thing even if others around you threatened you?

“I’m no idealist to believe firmly in the integrity of our courts and in the jury system – that is no ideal to me, it is a living.” That was Atticus Finch, in chapter 20, from the book To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

He was a man of convictions and the ability to act on them as a lawyer as he attempted to save a falsely accused man’s life. Amongst the sadness in the book was inspiration. Amongst the injustice and lies, a man trying to bring about honesty.

The movie starring Gregory Peck was excellent. Depicting not only his character with the position he held, but as a father and person of a community, of a society.  It was well done. 🙂

“Conformity becomes enforced not by the secret police at the door, but by the fear of majority opinion.” Anon

 

 

 

Do you have a yesterday?

There is a line in a song that I love. It goes, “Yesterday I died, tomorrow’s bleeding.” It is a song by Trading Yesterday, and it is called Shattered.

This makes me think about how people, from time to time, allowed something that happened in the past live in the present. The day before was terrible, and so, the days going forward will be the same. Are they really?

Is life so bad that  some people have to be stuck in that moment? Is it the problem keeping them there, or is it his/her self? I believe the group’s name says it best. 🙂

Mr. Rochester Take Two

“And what sir,” I asked, while he paused, “did you do when you had settled her here? Where did you go?”

“What did I do Jane? I transferred myself into a will-o-the-wisp. Where did I go? I pursued wanderings as wild as those of the March-spirit. I sought the continent, and went devious through all its lands. My fixed desire was to seek and find a good and intelligent woman whom I could love” from chapter 27 of Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.

How important are second chances, and if they come, should we grab a hold of them? Or should it depend? Tricked into a bad marriage and wanting out, helped to form Mr. Rochester’s character. Careless and reckless, but not to a point of detriment. For him, making up for the years of being connected to a wife that was insane was all he wanted. But how does and should a person make up for regret(s)?

Miss Bronte’s novel, which is my favorite, depicted a man feeling trapped, but then finding a lovely escape in the form of a governess, Jane Eyre, lost it but in the end got it back with no strings attached. He found real love.

Confession. I have never seen any adaptation to this book. I have tried watching a few, but either the actors were underacting, overacting or were just poorly acting. With that said, I liked this clip.

What do you need to be deliver from?