Friday, January 14, 2011

marilyn monroe knew some things.

like how to look good... change her name... and say stuff.

"I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best."
 "I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together."
my thoughtful friend gave me a copy of mm's biography as a gift.  i have yet to read it but i'm hoping to learn more about this mysterious woman who was wise beyond her years and died before her time. 

i like these quotes.  i've read them before and i keep going back to them. they seem to come from an honest place and i think that's why they speak to me.  upon closer inspection i have decided they can apply to both men and women.  however... i'm not sure if people change so you can learn to let go.  if you let go of every person who changed would you have any people left in your life?  maintaining a connection with someone who has gone through or is going through changes can be very challenging.... but not necessarily time to let go. i think i know what she means, but i wanted to play devil's advocate.  maybe it's about letting go of the part of the person that changed, and not the person entirely.   alternatively i'm wondering if people ever really change...


Boswell said...

Perhaps what she means is letting go of false beliefs... for instance, sometimes when we think a person is 'a certain way' we limit them in their growth, learning to let go of a perceived notion about someone sets them free.. free of judgement, free of projections

mindvinyl said...

well whether or not she did that is an interesting thing to consider. thanks 'bos' i miss philosophising with you