I have to be honest here, I vaguely remember this movie, and the play by the same name. the movie was based on play by the playwright, Tennesse Williams. The movie was released in September of 58. The names Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, are familiar, these were people I did read about, and hear about. Somehow in my mind Burl Ives was a jovial character who sang some song to do with reindeer. I’m likely all wet here, I’m testing my memory. No I do not want to be young in years again, I love where I am now. thank you very much!! LOL I’ve earned it!
First impressions, we only get to make them once. Because the movie Cat on a Hot Tin Roof made such a splash, and I being as young as I was at the time, Elizabeth couldn’t ever escape my thinking that she was very beautiful, and very bad. Paul Newman, well I never saw past his blue eyes, and in later years I saw his name on salad dressing. But…. I always did have a soft spot for the young rebel types, remember James Dean. =^_^= (the reason at the time I even took an interest was because of the word CAT, ah for the age of innocence!) Sub-conscious thoughts often have deep roots!
Of course this is all very shallow and as an adult I realize and understand so much more about life. Movies, fan magazines television and the like, are the product(s) of creative minds who come together to entertain and feed inquiring minds. Truth be told, glamour aside, in reality acting is a profession, a career, these people live just like everyone else, in the sense that they have to pay their bills, and try to succeed at what they set out for themselves. They need friends, they get sick, they hurt just like we do. A big difference for them is that should they make it big, they are fair game for people who want to capitalize on their lives and lifestyles. Especially their appearances, heaven forbid they have a relaxed dress down day. They are constantly being judged, with half-truths even lies being splashed all over cheap thrill rags(tabloids) (can’t really call them newspaper!) We’ve all seen them, they are displayed like candy in all the check out counters across North American.
We all want and desire, respect and courtesy in our own lives, we value our privacy, how is it that we don’t extend that to others around us. Do our acts, our words, reflect how we value and appreciate our friends, partners, even strangers on the street. What does our demeanor say to people we meet. Please give some thought to this today, as you progress through your day.
Choose to be in a peaceful place. Choose to smile from the heart. be the sunshine in your world and share it with others.
May you avoid the temptation to treat love/friendship as a mere commodity today.. love and friendships are precious gifts. Blessings upon all who know it and willing reach out to another.
Pl Precept # 15. All is a mirror Oyashikiri …………..