The reason for this particular theme is that in Talli's book, the character Willow Watts is mistaken for a sort of reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe and begins to take on the role in order to appease adoring fans and make some money in the process. Willow becomes Marilyn, who would you like to be?
'If I Could Be Anyone, I'd Be...'
I always struggle with a question like this--even in playfulness. I can never think of that perfect life that I would like to enter if I could. We all have our problems, but at least I know what mine are.
In thinking about this question my first reaction was King Solomon. He was one of the richest and wisest men who ever lived. He had just about anything a man could want. And on top of that he had 700 wives and 300 concubines. Now what man doesn't dream of something like that?
On the other hand, living with that many women would probably be a real challenge. Maybe it would be fun for a while, but really!--That many women under one roof? Besides old Solomon kind of pissed off God and that's something you don't want to be doing. Maybe being Solomon wouldn't be all that great after all.
So then I considered a famous writer. Mark Twain wrote good material, traveled the world speaking to packed houses, and made some decent money. He also lost a lot of money due to bad business investments. If I were him I'd probably even make worse investments and lose more money.
Mark Twain had his triumphs, but he also had his share of tragedies in his seventy-five years of living. It might be interesting to live in Twain's shoes, but maybe I'd rather read about him than actually be him.
Even with the person with the sunniest facade you don't know all that they have felt. Sometimes the great times a person seemed to have had may have been overshadowed by dark events that history told us about or that perhaps are kept in the secret places of that person. So considering that factor of the unknown about the life of another, since I know what my life has been, where I am now, and whatever potential I see in my future, I guess I'll just come to the party as me. I was never one for dressing up much anyway.
The links for Watching Willow Watts are:
I plan to have my review of this book up on this site next Wednesday. I've gotten a little behind on my reading.