Thursday, February 19, 2009

Destination: Moon

Quick, tell me, when you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? The better question might be, "Who did you want to be?"  Did you have heroes who influenced you?  Were they people you knew or people from media, whom you thought you knew? 


Dan Mitchell Allison's Veronica Lake  in "Destination: Moon"  from our art collection.

Picture frames influenced me.  Yes picture frames.  You see when I was a pre-schooler, every five-and-dime store displayed picture frames in their windows. Within the frames were black and white photographs of movie stars.  That's where I first saw her, Veronica Lake, the sultry blond actress.  I wanted to be Veronica Lake.  I remember pulling my hair over my right eye and believing I looked exactly like her.  "Do I look like Veronica Lake, Mama?"

"No, your face is too round and your hair is too short."  I wanted to trade that mother for Veronica Lake!  

 
Photo of Shirley Temple courtesy of Wikipedia.
Posted by Picasa

Then one day there was a little round-faced girl in the picture frames.  "Who is she, Mama?"

"Shirley Temple, the little actress."

Summer nights, at our neighborhood park, a projectionist would show old movies on the side of a building.  One night, with fireflies glowing in the dark around us, we sat on our blankets and watched a curly-headed Shirley Temple dance and sing her heart out.  I was suddenly Shirley Temple!  Never mind that I couldn't dance and my voice would frighten other small children and large dogs.  I had the round face and the hair.

Later, my heroes would be a special teacher, a writer, a scientist, or often, one of my courageous patients.  Ever the optimist, I'm still trying to figure out who I will be.  Do you think I look like Isabel Allende, the writer?

3 comments:

  1. Bagi anda yang gemar bermain poker
    SINIDOMINO Menawarkan Berbagai Jenis Permainan Menarik.
    1 ID untuk 7 Permainan
    Agen Judi Poker , Domino , Capsa , Adu Q dan bandar q bandar poker, Sakong
    Dapatkan Berbagai Bonus Menarik..!!
    - Bonus Cashback 0.5%. Dibagikan Setiap hari SENIN
    - Bonus referral 20% SELAMANYA
    - Minimal Deposit dan Withdraw hanya 20rb Proses Aman & cepat
    - 100% murni Player VS Player (NO ROBOT)
    Untuk pendaftaran silahkan klik link yang ada dibawah ini
    http://www.sinidomino.com
    Untuk info lebih lanjut Silahkan hubungi CS SINIDOMINO
    BBM : D61E3506
    LINE : +6285598249684
    WHATSAPP : +6285598249684
    LiveChat : goo.gl/hz1e3C
    Skype : SiniDomino
    24 Jam Online
    Terima Kasih.
    www.sinidomino.net

    ReplyDelete
  2. silakan daftarkan diri anda sekarang juga di poker online sinidomino.net dan menangkan puluhan juta rupiah didalam permainan ini
    poker
    online

    ReplyDelete