Thursday, January 19
Florence Foster Jenkins - She Sang!
I've started out the new year in flight, so to speak, with an already dizzying number of multiple-hour plane trips across the country, and across the Atlanta and Pacific oceans. Surely a sign of more to come, and I'm all for it.
Long plane trips are realistically the only time I can catch up on a movie, or two. It's a time for me to relax a bit, turn off the wifi, and click through the on-demand movie options. Granted, it's a tight space but it's some much needed personal space for me.
This week I watched Florence Foster Jenkins with Meryl Streep. Figured it was only fitting to watch it after her fabulous acceptance speech at the Golden Globes just recently. Figured I owed her one, in some sort of way anyway.
The movie was okay, totally watchable on a plane but I'm honestly not sure it would have played well in a large theater. But that's just me.
The morale came at the end, and it is still with me today.
This real-life woman had a dream to sing at Carnegie Hall. She had the notoriety to get on stage, but not the talent to really pull it off. But she did it anyway, to fulfill her dream.
Gotta love that.
When she finally heard what the critics had to say about her performance, she held her head high and said, "People may say that I can't sing, but that can't say I didn't sing."
Oh she sang!
And if you too have a dream, then you should "sing" too. I certainly want my two kids to feel that way...
Brava! What's your experience? JIM