~You are the Remedy~
I didn’t even realise that I needed these two until I looked back at how happy they make me! Here’s to two years of Streep_Mulgrew being on the gram!
take your broken heart, make it into art x find what you love and the rest will follow
“The picture was taken before she was famous. I had simply been told she was super talented and big things were in the wings. We went up town and ran around the Marquis theatre and had a lot of fun. I asked her to dance and she was as joyful as she seems in the photograph, just radiant.” - Photographer Duane Michals on a then unknown Meryl Streep who had just graduated from Yale School of Drama and hadn't made a film, 1975
Mama Mia! (Mamma Mia! The Movie) 2008
Donna (MERYL STREEP) é uma mãe solteira e independente, dona de um charmosissimo hotel na bela ilha grega de Kalokairi. A filha Sophie vai se casar e Donna convida suas melhores amigas . Mas Sophie, que secretamente sonha encontrar seu pai, faz também três convites inesperados. A ilha chegam três homens que pertenceram ao passado de Donna, e qualquer um deles pode ser o pai de Sophie. Em 24 horas, Donna se desespera e a confusão se instala nesta deliciosa comédia, iluminada pelas canções do Abba, as paisagens e o mar azul da Grécia. *(As sinopses são as descritas na capa de seus respectivos filmes)
“Put blinders on to those things that conspire to hold you back, especially the ones in your own head.” Meryl Streep
Lately I’ve been thinking about the notion of ‘expectations’. Expectations on how things should be, what the outcome of my efforts should amount to, or how someone else should behave in my world. Notice the operative word: ‘should’, so much pressure in that word. It truly carries with it the notion of ‘or else’; or else I’ll be a failure, or lonely, or ugly, or a looser, or too old, or (fill in the blank). Basically pressuring ourselves to feeling that if things don’t go as per our expectations then everything else that has and is showing up is wrong or not enough. Kinda heavy uh? So what’s the alternative? Pretty much what the answer to every question I’ve faced in the last few years is: presence. To let go into the here and now and find the magic/gift/opportunity in it - and in ourselves - and having the grace of allowing others the same curtesy.
So as Meryl says let’s put blinders on expectations as they too can hold us back and who has time for that?!!
Lead with kindness ✌🏼