Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Romeo and Juliet . . .

Why does the most romantic story in history have to be the saddest as well? When ever I watch or read Romeo and Juliet, afterward, all I can say is, "This sucks!". It's just completely unfair. I honestly want to kill the delivery boy that couldn't get the dang letter to Romeo in time. He ruined everything. And don't even get me started on the stupidity of the two star-crossed lovers. I understand the phrase "I can't live without you" though I do find it rather dramatic, but these two took it to another level. Shakespeare is an evil genius when it comes to this story. Not only was Shakespeare the greatest poet/writer in history, but I'm pretty sure he was a psychic on the side. Teenagers these days have been getting more dramatic, more stupid, and more pregnant, (although the "pregnant" part doesn't have to do with much, I just thought I'd throw it in for good measure), he must have known that people in our time would need this example of undying stupidity. Some people describe their lives as the story of Romeo and Juliet in the sense that two people love each other and their parents won't let them be together. I thought that my life was like this for a short period, but then I realized how dramatic and stupid I was being, and then after going through things, I realized that I didn't want my life to be like theirs. Sure it sounds so romantic, but they kill themselves at the end. Now how romantic does that sound? I changed my perspective altogether. If you lose a loved one, mourn for a while, anyone deserves that, but don't take it to extremes. Life moves on, and you are going to see them again someday. Romeo and Juliet were so in love, so naive, and so catholic that they didn't understand the full effect their decision was going to have. Now this is a serious case of "act before you think". Lets all learn from this beautifully heart wrenching story and give Shakespeare a hand for writing a play so insightful and foretelling, because without Shakespeare, we all might be dead.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Hermione Granger . . . .

Do you ever have that feeling that people are watching you? Not in the sense that dead people follow you around and watch you at night, but like your whole life is being projected onto a huge screen and millions of people are watching it all play out? It would be like the Truman Show, but instead, called the Addie Show! I wonder if anyone would think my life was as interesting as I do? .....Probably not. It's a natural thing for a persons life to revolve around them. Sure we all worry about others and we say that our lives don't revolve around us, but that's not true. How I see it is that I am the main character in a novel someone has written, or the leading actress in a movie. That doesn't mean that I'm the center of the world, just of my life. Maybe I'm crazy, or maybe I just have this strange desire to be in a movie. At least once in their life, every girl has wished that they could be the girl in the movie who always ends up with the hot, dreamy boy with the nice abs. Be it Bella Swan, or that lucky girl in Thor. But in my case, it's Hermione Granger. Not because she gets the hot boy, but because..... well, who wouldn't want to be in Harry Potter? She's a wizard who's best friends with The Chosen One, she gets to go on all the adventures with Harry and Ron, and she's.......a wizard for crying out loud! She's kind of a big deal if you didn't know. But enough on that tangent, sometimes life isn't entirely fair. We can't always be Emma Watson and be as fortunate as she is, but last time I checked, I'm doing just fine being Addison Hunsaker. And who knows, maybe one day I'll be a big deal to a young girl like myself. Let's pray that that day comes soon!