Wednesday, January 16, 2013

A Little Soapbox

Sunday evening I was home alone as the family attended evening services at church. I checked foodnetwork for interesting programming and none was to be found. I settled on a movie on TCM with Van Johnson and Elizabeth Taylor. A line in the movie caught my attention. Elizabeth Taylor's character was attempting to wear a dress after giving birth to a baby and she said, "I'll never be a size 10 again."
I will leave it here because I have lots to say but I won't. But the American perspective is so messed up on so many levels.


  1. This makes me think of Scarlett O'Hara's lament after she gave birth to her first child. When Mammy tightens her corset and measures her waist at 20in, Scarlett wails --

    "You've just got to make it 18 and 1/2!"

    Mammy: "Miss Scarlet, You just had a baby. You ain't never gonna be 18 and 1/2 again and there's nothing you can do about it!"

    Scarlett: "There IS something to do about it -- I'll just not have any more babies."

  2. Yes, our perspectives are messed up. So hard to change them too.