Monday, April 2, 2012
my week with Marilyn
Last night I watched a movie called "My Week With Marilyn." It was a beautiful film. Michelle Williams was a fantastic Miss Monroe and her portrayal of the icon showed how lost and broken down she really was. The film takes place during the filming of a movie Monroe made with Sir Laurence Olivier, and reveals the tormented nature of this magical woman and her soul. It was a pretty and sad film, and it makes me stop and wonder what pain and fear lies behind the smiling eyes all around us.
Although Miss Monroe lead a unique and extraordinary existence (one we can't compare our normal - somewhat normal - lives with) there is still truth to be taken. One never knows what demons people are facing. Everyone has a story, and sometimes those closest to us are hiding pain and torment we can't even begin to imagine.
In some ways the world expertly pretends that things are all a-okay. Being pretend has become a fine form for some of us. But the truth is the world broken down and people are breaking down with it. The next time you don't understand someone, stop, take a moment and open your eyes to what may be happening behind theirs.