23 September 2013

Sofia's dress = World Peace

There are times when you want to be the better person.

And there are other times when you want to check out the acceptance speech of Merrit Wever and see what exactly Sofia Vergara wore to the Emmys.

Just in case you're wondering
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And both are okay.  It is really hard to stay tuned to the atrocities unfolding in Nairobi, especially when the death toll keeps rising and you don't fully understand why the fuck more people are dying in malls.

Again.

I come from a long line of grudge holders.  Olympic level. They don't forgive. They don't forget. Religion has been part of it. Personalities. Misunderstandings.  In fact, if we traced back some opinions and 'facts' I'm pretty sure we'd reach a point where official recordings didn't exist and yet it still continues.

So I get that things carry on.

And on.

But what is it lately that means our news feeds are constantly being populated with the death of innocents?  Mass shootings. Violence. Fear. Pain. Death. Ugliness.

I find it heartbreaking that for some, going to the mall is never going to be an act of mindlessness. That going to the mall will never again be as simple as finding a similar dress to the one that 'Sofia' wore to the Emmy's in 2013.

Shopping should just be.  Movies should be.  School should be.  Touristing should be. Working should be.  Life should 'just be'.

A grudge should be nothing more than crankiness and a dislike of a relative who you think may possibly have worn purple on the wrong day in June in 1645.

And yet, generation after generation is begetting an ugliness, a vacuum, a void into which people seek validation in violence and bloodshed.  In which religion is used as a weapon and differences are used to justify evil.

No culture is immune.  No religion is immune. No country is immune. Bigotry, hate, small mindedness are all traits of successful politicians right across the globe.  Politicians represent the mood of a country.

It's obvious that a lot of countries needs to spend some time in 'time out'. Until they are ready to play nicely.

Why? Why are we not voting in people who are kind? Who are thoughtful?  Who are innately positive?

 People who get how awesome Sofia's dress is?

People who understand that society should function in such a way that the only thing that matters to all of us, regardless of culture, gender, sexuality, religion or race, is Sofia's dress.

And that if you don't like it. It doesn't matter.  Because it's just a dress.

And what really mattered is that we were able to disagree on it without anybody getting hurt.


19 comments:

  1. Agreed. It would be great if we could get whole cultures or leaders into time out. The endless selfishness and thoughtlessness of the consequences to others that we see in other fellow-humans is soul destroying sometimes. But that really was an awesome dress!

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  2. Yes Sophia was a standout in a sea of awesome at the Emmys.

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  3. That dress is quite spectacular, but then so is she. Unfortunately, the world news at the moment is very sad. It is so hard to understand why the intensity, the violence and the hatred just continues. I guess perhaps it is wishful thinking to hope it would just stop. Great post x Josefa from #teamIBOT

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    1. Thanks Josefa, really appreciate the stopping by and taking the time to comment.

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  4. Well said! I can remember when I was travelling around Africa & seeing machine gun loaded soldiers at border posts & thinking, why? Why do people have to live like this, with so much fear & threat. I am struggling to watch the news at the moment & would be happy to see every single gun destroyed - it is heart breaking.
    And yes ... awesome frock! Red carpet glamour is a guilty pleasure of mine too! :)

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    1. Much as I hate to say anything nice about the man, John Howard's gun amnesty was a real game changer in Australia and I wish more people would do similar. Thanks for coming by x

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  5. Well said! I can remember when I was travelling around Africa & seeing machine gun loaded soldiers at border posts & thinking, why? Why do people have to live like this, with so much fear & threat. I am struggling to watch the news at the moment & would be happy to see every single gun destroyed - it is heart breaking.
    And yes ... awesome frock! Red carpet glamour is a guilty pleasure of mine too! :)

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  6. Beautifully said....love the dress and would love the body in it :)

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    1. Thanks so much. I'd love the body and the dirty laugh :-) Thanks for commenting x

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  7. I think we all take our freedom for granted, well those of us who have always had it - as a Kiwi I'm blessed with no war, peace and freedom.
    In saying that - I ADORE the red dress, and WANT (to fit in to) one :)

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    1. Amen to that sister. Both the taking freedom for granted and wanting to have Sofia's va va voom x

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  8. I adore Sofia and generally don't understand human nature, at all.

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    1. And that is why you are very welcome Twitchy. Thanks for coming by

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  9. So well written. It's absolutely devastating what happened in that mall, and I'm still in shock that someone would even do that.
    I'm not a grudge holder. I find it impossible to even stay angry for an hour, so I especially don't understand the kind of hate that leads to this. It just confuses me

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    1. Thanks for your kind words. I'm not a grudge holder either, and I'm forgetful - drives people who are cross with me wild. :-) x

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