To Wong Foo is a film I will have to watch more
than once. Messages like: pull yourself up by the boot straps,
make the most of it, celebrate the kindness of strangers,
embrace diversity because you never know where you
will find a friend.
Only you know what is in your
heart. The failed dreams and
the adventures. The dreams
we don't have the courage to live.
The dreams we abandoned to live
more authentically. The voices
of our souls we have smothered.
Middle-age is hard. The responsibiliy
of a roof over our heads, food on the table,
and a bit of leisure. Those
of us lucky enough to reach middle-age
understand time is fleeting. It's time to get
on with the dream.
I have lived with crippling inaction
but I have also lived with the
courage to break away.
I am not, yet, who I was born to
be, but I am slowing traveling in
the right direction.
A longing fulfill is the tree of life.
My greatest downfall, I don't like
to ask for anything but especially help.
As a little girl of 5, I had to speak for my
parents, ask questions, ask for help.
To this day this strikes fear in my heart.
When I feel the related anxiety, I engage in
self talk. I speak English, I encourage my
heart and mind. My parents came across an ocean,
across this great land, without speaking
a word of English They were so
brave. I don't feel brave.