an ericaceous commentary

now, let's get this straight, I don't really do "religion" or "sport" or "politics". . .

nor do I do "celebrity" (apart from when it's a film starry person or someone from the televisual box) (see below). . .

however, I've just read a piece in today's G2 about going from SAINT to MUSE to GOLD-DIGGER to EVIL STEPMOTHER to SECOND WIFE to HYSTERIC to WHORE. . .

(that's too Grimm, isn't it? I wonder what the Grauniad columnist was read at childhood bed times?)

and, I can tell you that I am but one step removed (oh, ok, a hop, if you must be cruel) from this woman, as indeed I am from the lovely Diana to whom she's been compared. . .

(not the same step, oh no - I have led a varied life and have taken many varied steps)

so, since I don't do "gossip" (in public, anyhow) (have some great stories, which I'll tell you next time we meet up - ok!) I won't tell you about that, but I will tell you this: I understand hysteria

it's when your back is up against the wall and you think/feel you have no options

the trick, dear reader, is to realise there is no wall: there are no bricks, there is no glass; no fence, no hurdles even; nor a hedge, neither a shrubbery - not behind you and not in front

take a deep breath and just one baby-step, and you'll find there are no walls anywhere - apart from the ones you (needlessly) put up around yourself

and that's all I have to say about that
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*saunters off whistling the tune to Forrest Gump*

7 comments:

Steg said...

"Ericaceous" is a terrific word.....I must work it into conversation.

I, still, ♥ the views said...

try not to make it too acidic. . .

Gordie said...

"Ericaceous" means "belonging to the Heath family"... wot?

Gordie said...

That was such a dreadful, irresponsible article, I actually drafted a letter to the editor. Before breakfast, too. I didn't send it, but it was about the narrative conventions of celebrity gossip, and the fact that the Guardian writer had followed exactly the same conventions as The Sun, just put a different spin on it for Guardian readers to drool over, and paid no attention to the facts.

The judgment on the case is a really good read... you should download it.

Mel said...

*scratching head*

*shrugs and hums Mack the Knife*

;-)

Rimshot said...

re: hop

I don't know whether to moan or laugh.

I think I'll do both (not at the same time)

I, still, ♥ the views said...

shot it's not funny really, altho it did catapult the woman to fame of one sort or another

I'm a little ashamed of myself really for stoppping so low

:-(

mel I think that's the safest thing to do. . .

gordie my mother worked at the RHS at one stage, and loved her gardening - we used to watch Gardeners' World and she'd say all the Latin names for the plants before they came up on screen

I thought the article was cheap and missed a number of points, but the point about misogyny was interesting - and I fell for the same cheap trick with my "hop" comment; easily done, we're all human and like the sense of belonging; I just hope the woman does have some loyal friends, she's going to need them

and I know all about that