…To HERSELF !
From Jane Fonda’s very own, personal, blog/web pages, comes this heartwarming story. First of all, let’s wish her a “Happy Birthday” (she looks GREAT for 102 ) And a special greeting from the soldiers that wanted to be here but couldn’t make it because they died in Viet Nam.
Okay. enough festivities. The story begins this way, with the wrinkled, yet lovely, mistress of the tight buns, celebrating another century of birthdays with her friends, family, and dust mop :
My Birthday Dinner With Richard, brother Peter and his wife, Parky
Posted on December 21, 2014
Okay, I turned 77 today. My Winter Solstice birthday. A perfect day: I worked out for an hour, climbed a mountain, meditated for an hour, took a hot bath/jacuzzi with Epsom Salts and another salt called “Pink Love,” and I poured some Baby Oil into it cause the walk was windy and my skin felt dry.…
And blah blah blah…until we get to the juicy part….
I’ve found myself backsliding a bit of late in terms of where my thoughts have tended to reside (not always with the generosity of vision I wish for) and my confidence has been iffy for the past four months. So, while meditating today an idea came to me: I’m going to create a shrine to myself–or, at least, the self I wish to be, the self who began to manifest when I was a young girl before the shit hit the fan. I’m talking about creating a small place where I can put things that remind me, conjure up in me, the qualities that represent my best self. I will spend the new year collecting objects and symbols that will do that. One will be from my 4th grade school report. Things that remind me that I’m brave. I’ve been forgetting that. I will put a special candle on the shrine and burn sandalwood and put some special Native American artifacts that I’ve treasured over the years in honor of the Mohawk Nation where my Fonda ancestors built their homestead.
Yes, you read that correctly. Hanoi Jane wants to build a shrine for herself. I’m pretty sure there is already one in Hanoi that features photos of Jane and John Kerry. But just think…we could have one right here in the Good Ol’ USA !
Now I have to admit that once upon a time I REALLY liked Jane Fonda. Back in 1968, when the movie ‘Barbarella’ debuted, there weren’t many 17 year-old straight boys who DIDN’T like her. The movie had everything a virile, hetero young man could want…FULL FEMALE NUDITY AND SEX ! And when she caused the “death orgasm machine” that was meant to destroy her to short circuit…now THAT was ENTERTAINMENT ! I think there was a plot too, but after my 10th viewing, I still hadn’t figured it out….
ANYHOO…all of that changed that fateful day when she went from this :
Well, Ms Fonda, on behalf of American Patriots, my fellow Viet Nam Veterans, and, especially, for the ones who endured additional months and years of torture and confinement and even death, I would like to offer some momentos for consideration to be placed in your “Shrine” :
And that’s just for starters ! One final comment, for you, you traitorous moron ……
So readers, what would YOU like to see in her shrine ?