Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Just Call Me Scarlett O'Hara

I love Gone With the Wind, both the book and the movie.

There are some pretty kick-ass quotes from that too.  For example:

Rhett:"Why, all we have is cotton and slaves and arrogance."

Rhett: "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn."

Scarlett:  "As God is my witness, as God is my witness, the Yankees aren't going to lick me. I'm going to live through this, and when it's over, I'm never going to be hungry again. No, nor any of my folks. If I have to steal or kill - as God is my witness, I'm never going to be hungry again.'

Scarlett: "After all, tomorrow is another day!"

Scarlett: "I won't think of it now. I can't stand it now. I'll think of it later."

I remember the look of horror and disappointment on my father's face when I told him that I liked this last quotation.   "I didn't think you were that type of person, Annie!"

I looked back at my father with a similar expression of horror and disbelief. Was he actually thinking that I like to procrastinate, me who got all my homework done weeks ahead of anybody else? My father misunderstood me! I only meant that at certain times when life overwhelms you it's good to step back and think of other thinks it's away of protecting your mental health.

Ever since Sunday, when Bruce and I were at our Mother's place for the whole day, I've been feeling like I need to avoid some things that would maybe worsen my emotional state of mine. So, I've been screening calls and listening to music that drowns out the sad music in my head.

This Sunday is Mother's Day and I know it's going to be very hard for me. I will probably toast a drink to Mom, but that's all; I can't do any more than that this year. It would just break my heart.

But, as Scarlett O'Hara would say, "Tomorrow is another day ...."  I know my grief will subside and I'll be able to deal with everything in a few days.

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