Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Class Act

Constant change.  Learning always.  Looking for the new, unexplored, better, improved version of everything, including self, and all the world around us.

It's my quest, and struggle.  This mindset leaves me dissatisfied with sameness and the status quo.  It leaves me uncomfortable with victim mentality whenever I encounter it.  This way of thinking can be challenging.  And sometimes the temptation is to just forget about it.  Let it all go.  Accept that "it is what it is" and not worry about looking for ways to improve life and self.

And then I read something like this quote:

I wanted a perfect ending.
Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems
don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end.
Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making
the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next.
Delicious Ambiguity.

*– Gilda Radner*

Gilda Radner was a talented and classy lady who lived life fully, loved, laughed and did all the good she could.  She faced her unexpected and premature death with courage, and lived every moment.  She and her husband inspire me (Gene Wilder), and reading a quote like this, filled with bravery and the willingness to embrace all of life, in spite of the dreadful icky stuff.  Ovarian cancer did not turn Gilda into a bitter, angry person.  How then, can we, allow problems far less significant to do that to us?

When we can answer that question for ourselves, and see the truth of the quote above, we will have many of the answers that we seek.

Thank you Gilda.  Your legacy lives on.



  1. Oooh, this was something good to wake up to this morning. As someone who sometimes gets myself stuck in the idea of a perfect ending, I'm going to print out this poem and put it somewhere I can see it everyday! Thanks beautiful. Love you.


  2. Excellent post! I adored Gilda Radner for the same reasons you stated, in addition to her awesome comedic talent.

  3. Oh cool - the post came back. At least for now. Thank you blogger for restoring my entry!

    Sadly, at this moment, the lovely comment from Elle is still missing, maybe it will return later. Either way, Elle, I hope that printing out the poem and posting it where you could see it is helpful to you. I find it re-focuses me and helps me keep things in perspective. I'm so glad it spoke to you, even though I'm not surprised. After all these years together I'm used to the synchronicity between us. :)

    And how lovely to see a like mind in you Dannah. Welcome to my little corner of blogland. Agreed, Gilda was awesome funny, and of course that is what drew me to her initially.