Thursday, May 15, 2008

AGIMW: Clarification

Some have written to say that they need further explication of the photos in yesterday's post, "As God Is My Witness."

The top picture in that post is a really great silhouette of Hillary Clinton vowing to press on in the face of increasing obstacles. Her tenacity, her determination, her strength and stubbornness all were so apparent in the photograph. As I looked at it, there was something familiar about it. It took awhile for me to figure out what it was.

And then it dawned on me -- it was a classic scene from a major motion picture.

Most of us tend to live as though our own experience is similar to the experience of others. It didn't occur to me until I started getting the curious emails that perhaps not all of my readers have seen "Gone With the Wind" ten or twelve times. At least.

The second picture in yesterday's post is another tenacious, determined, strong and impressively stubborn woman: Scarlett O'Hara. In the picture, turnip in hand, she raises her arm to declare, "As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again!"

And look, now, to the left of this post. Someone's captured the scene in fabric! How cool is that!


CONNIE W said...

Being a glutton for GWTW over the years, I immediately recognized Scarlett, but was not quick to pick up on Hillary. Now that you've explained, I see it! I feel like a DUH moment...

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Now that is cool. The fabric part I mean.

By the way, I've never seen GWTW. At least not all the way through.

Never Liked that Love, *karendianne.

Juliann in WA said...

I am another one who has never see GWTW - not sure why, it just never came up. Thanks for filling us in.

Nicole said...

I must have read that book a dozen times in my life. I can quote entire passages of it. My error was not recognizing Hillary!

Tanya said...

Isn't it interesting that silhouettes are so emotionally moving. I think it is true in all three of the pictures you've shown. Something about determination, sometimes about nostalgia, sometimes sadness.