What a goddess looks like. Note the white tulle.
As we enter the beginning of June, it's another reminder that one of our all-time icons, Marilyn Monroe, was born to this earth.
And left a goddess.
From today's perspective, she still illuminates the screen and looks every bit the photogenic starlet that she was. But what is the ultimate lesson she taught us, namely, women struggling in relationships?
I've read about Marilyn's struggles throughout my life. Naturally, her beauty intrigued me (as the artist I am), but her troubled childhood, young adult life and failed marriages were continually food for my curiosity.
Surely, she did not grace this planet with her short 36 years for nothing?
I remember reading an article about her journal entries that faced her problems relating to men, namely, her husband at the time, Arthur Miller. She only wanted to be adored (as she was by millions of fans--even today), yet her husband would end up alienating her.
What did she leave us with?
Her legacy, her wisdom, her heart-felt and deep quotes, one of which is my favorite:
"I'm selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I'm out of control, and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best."
And thus, a goddess is born.
I ghostwrite (for now) eBooks about women's issues, relationships, dating, personality disorders, what have you. My motivation has always been to inspire others to be their best. Since my divorce, this has compelled me tenfold.
Marilyn is undoubtedly my role model, regardless of her "relationship FAIL" status. She is remembered for making men lose their cognition and women fall under her spell.
Timeless beauty, timeless goddess.Simply put, she was (and is) mesmerizing.
One of my latest work assignments was to write about getting out of a guy's "friend zone." In the "bonus reports" section, I focused on channeling your inner goddess. Although I have no where near the vibrancy, seductive quality, nor the traumatized childhood that made what we know as "Marilyn Monroe," I do know a thing or two about being in touch with your lusty side.
Plus, I have years of experience and studying human behavior to know my stuff.
Today, we celebrate a goddess who graced our world, if only for a short time. For the rest of time, we can use her delicate touch with childlike naivety, pure soul and quest for a love that's unconditional (unlike the many men who disappointed her throughout her life).
"Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world." - Marilyn Monroe
To read more insight about channeling your inner goddess, click here.