Monday, June 3, 2013
Her double mastectomy stunned us.
Her attitude toward it, stunned us, and amazed us.
Her telling us stunned, amazed, and impressed us.
Her plans about removing her ovaries -- hey, wait a minute -- what's going on here?
She's done many things that prove that she's an exceptionally caring woman, deeply concerned -- personally and artistically -- about women and children.
I have written about Angelina Jolie before. I didn't trust her because of things she has said and done in her younger years continue to echo. But, like you and me, she's grown up. And doubled (tripled) her fame and her name, while expanding her beliefs -- her commitments to the family and life she's created with Brad Pitt -- as well as her commitments to the films she's starred in, and the causes she passionately supports.
And now Angelina is saying -- loudly and clearly and bravely -- what she has done to make sure she won't get cancer is what other women could, and should do.
I've got to say --loudly and clearly and bravely -- I have ideas based on my life -- my name, fame, the work I've passionately "starred" in, my successes and failures
as do all other women and men..
Angelina is just 37, still a young woman with many possibilities
-- personal and professional -- and she's very, very wealthy. What she's advising is based on her age, her enormous fame, name, financial status.
We are interested in Angelina Jolie's feelings about life and death. but her advice fits who she is -- not others around her age, or me, or women in general.