*Don’t Hate Me Because I Am Beautiful

This post was written semi-tongue-in-cheek, but there is some truth to it:

'Tongue in Cheek' at Goodwood Sculpture Park

‘Tongue in Cheek’ at Goodwood Sculpture Park (Photo credit: tednsteph)

Prompt of the Day: You’re asked to nominate someone for TIME’s Person of the Year. Who would it be, and why?

Well, Michelle, I would nominate me. Why? Because no one else would. I have been in the situation where no matter what I do, how much I do, or how well I do it, there is always someone who does it just that little bit better,  or does a little bit more, or knows how to get recognized for doing what they do.

I think that I should be Person of the Year and represent Everywoman.

So many of us are not recognized in a big way for the things we do. And I know we should do them anyway—just because, and not for the recognition. But it sure would be nice to be acknowledged.

At this point I cannot hand out any award or give someone tuition for university. But I hope to be in that position someday. And do you know who would be the recipients of my largess? The Vice-President of Student Council. The planners of the prom. The yearbook editor.  The kid who gets A- or B+ and in some cases the kid who worked their a** off to get a C. These are all substantial, smart, and deserving people. And on occasion I would give it to the A+ student, the President of the Student Council, or the Prom Queen or King because I am nothing if not fair, and many of these people had to work hard too. But, I am just saying…..they are more likely to get recognition because of their higher profiles.

I am not saying the right people do not get recognized all the time. But sometimes the right people do not get recognized. Sometimes I wonder about nominators and think “who died and made you queen?” Who bestowed on you the wisdom of the ages to declare someone Person of the Year? Or most beautiful woman? Or sexiest man? Or, well, you get my drift……………

Bliss is speaking out even if it makes you sound stupid. Am I right?

*I always hated that

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?