Blog 1295 – 03.27.2019
I Have A Thing For Marilyn
As do many men and women my age and younger. I always keep two or three Marilyn calendars and several pictures around my “little house on wheels on the prairie” because she left her imprint on my heart and this world. So pretty, so vulnerable, and so pleasing. Marilyn Monroe her real name Norma Jean touched so many hearts and continues today.
The “moral police” might have a problem with MM but that is their problem not hers, yours, or mine. When she sang, danced, acted or just walked she did more than they ever will to make us think of heaven for she was an angel in her on way, and like the Blues Brothers, on a mission from God. I was just a young boy when I first saw one of her movies and when she died about two and a half months before President John F. Kennedy was assassinated I and the world especially this country mourned her passing.
Elton John’s song, Candle In The Wind, with it’s Good-bye, Norma Jean, said what many of us at that time felt, “I would have liked to have known you but I was just a kid, your candle burned out long before your legend every did.” The legend of Marilyn still lives as does she in so many of our hearts.
Candle In The Wind
Thanks to Pinterest I have hundreds of pictures of the lovely Marilyn stored on my phone and tablet. The Apostle Paul admonished the Christians of his day, “If there is anything good, anything lovely…think on this things.” Whatever trial or disappointments each new day might present I have only to think of Marilyn and a smile comes to my face and my heart lightens. Only a true angel could do that.
Thank you Marilyn for entertaining us, for giving so much of yourself to others, for leaving so many lovely pictures and performances behind that still thrill and captivate us. For inspiring so many of us to use our gifts whatever they may be for the good of not just ourselves, but of the Universe, and of others.
Good-bye, Norma Jean.
Your friend, fellow traveler.
Life long, and continuing fan of Marilyn,