Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Of Little Boys and Girls with Masquerading Hairbrushes, Shampoo Bottles and Broomsticks

I always, always find the Academy Awards ceremony inspiring. From the exquisite dresses right down to the awe-inspring video montages and soul stirring acceptance speeches.

Time and again, the Oscars remind us of the resilience and the ultimate triumph of the human spirit. From the acting goddess (Meryl Streep)who after multiple nominations, still churning out jaw dropping performances; the beat up actor (Mickey Rourke) rising again in the acting ring after losing all; and kids who live so far below poverty lines in slums making it across the globe to touch a piece of their dreams. The human spirit triumphs again!

Which reminds me of this quote:

" “It is not the critic that counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, and comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement. And at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.” -Theodore Roosevelt (1910).

Happy Dreaming, everyone!


Dionne said...

Thanks for this perspective on the Oscars. To be honest, I have never thought of it this way, and now I see it with different eyes. All I thought about were the dresses, but you are right - everyone there has their own story, their own rollercoaster that lead them to that point. It IS inspiring!

Dash said...

hey dionne

thanks for stopping by! :)

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