This should be my new mantra. I don't know why my wishbone has always been way bigger and way stronger than my backbone.
I miss the T.V. shows and movies I grew up with. I miss Andy Griffith, I Love Lucy and The Dick Van Dyke Show. Who could not like the affable Rob Petrie and his fun, cute wife Laura played by Mary Tyler Moore?
I love the first Cinderella Disney made, and the original Snow White. I love the beautiful techno-color of the animated films. The sweet gentle fairy tales. Remember how all the birds and animals had such sweet personalities.
My sweet mama had backbone. She didn't encourage me to live in the fantasy of T.V. or the movies. That was my own doing. I was told often enough life is not what you see on television. Still I couldn't get those wonderful images out of my head and always thought that's what life should be and what I wished it would be. Don't get me wrong. I didn't have an awful childhood. The very opposite. I was very loved with parents who never divorced and a sister who I'm so grateful for to this day.
Were television and movie writers to blame for painting everything so rosy? It is supposed to be entertainment and a way to escape the harsh realities of everyday life.
I still love fairy tales and always will. I appreciate the changes in what the media offers us now. I sitll can't help wishing there were more wholesome, genteel shows on television. It's not that I don't watch shows like Snapped, horror movies and things like that because I do. I love a good Lifetime movie but I can't help but think that having some of the more violent shows in every home in America has led to the downfall in our Nations morals.
And since I started writing and it just sorta evolved into this, I might as well mention that I am looking forward to seeing the new Snow White movies that are out like Mirror, Mirror and Snow White and the Huntsman. If the movies are anything like the previews, it looks as if they do depict women/girls in a stronger more independent light. That's a good thing. Girls don't need to lose their sweetness all together but lets show them that they need to learn to balance it with some backbone too.
Well, it sounds like I wrote this post just so I could stand on my soapbox but that's not why I started it. I started it because I've spent my life wishing, and while it's fun, it's doesn't take the place of living and sometimes you need a backbone for that.
Warning: You might be seeing one are two more of these posts before I start feeling better. Be forewarned.