Frankly, my Dear…………or Rhett’s Final Statement of Bliss

Cropped screenshot of Clark Gable from the tra...

Cropped screenshot of Clark Gable from the trailer for the film Gone with the Wind (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

That Michelle is becoming mighty demanding. Today she told us to “Take a quote from your favourite movie — there’s the title of your post. Now, write!”

My favourite quote is this one:

“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” Rhett Butler to Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With the Wind

Didn’t you want to stand up and cheer when he said that?

My second favourite line is in the same movie:

English: Cropped screenshot of Vivien Leigh fr...

English: Cropped screenshot of Vivien Leigh from the trailer for the film Gone with the Wind (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“I will think about it tomorrow.” – Scarlett said this many times in reaction to the various crises she faced.

I say this to myself all the time—when I become overwhelmed, or can’t do something about a problem immediately, or when I have one too many demands on my time.

Both of these quotes may be paraphrased here, but they answer the gist of Michelle’s prompt.

I think Rhett’s statement is liberating. Scarlett obviously  had gotten on  his last nerve.  He uttered the memorable statement with a tip of his hat, grin, gallantry, and finality.

I always wanted to write a sequel to the movie, where Scarlett makes up to Rhett for being so blind to all the qualities he had and the wretched Ashley did not.

Bliss is finally coming to the conclusion that some things are just not worth “giving a damn”—at least for the time being. What do you think?