26 January 2013

Hello to everyone,

I have spent the last few weeks reading 2 very interesting books, I love reading and biographies are my favorites...  we can learn so much from those that have gone before us, these 2 books were on the life of one of my favorite movie stars, and I think that maybe he will be one of your favorites too.

Unfortunately he is no longer with us, but his brilliant movie career will live on for many years to come.......the man I want to mention is Cary Grant,  a giant of a man in the movie world and adored by many.

I never realized that he had such a tragic childhood, seeing him in a film I don't think many folks would have thought that either, but reading the book "Good Stuff" written by his one and only child Jennifer Grant and "Dear Cary" written by his late wife Dyan Cannon has certainly put new thoughts into my head about what life can be like after a tragic upbringing and how one can feel guilty for things that , as a child we can blame ourselves for when we were only being bystanders.

I agree tragedy comes to us all in one way or another, but how we deal with it is so very important, these books enlightened me a little more, and I understood a little better in more than one way on my own journey of life, and I am so very glad that I read them.

When it all boils down to is this, Love, friendships, forgiveness, honesty, and a listening ear are some of the most important things we have at our disposal, and cost us nothing, without them we are nothing.

What happened to Cary Grant as a child happens to other children in this world, my only hope is that they will seek help and gain the love that they deserve......they didn't ask to come into this world, but they are what the next generation will be and maybe that could be and would be a far better world.

I have no connection with either writer's or the publishers of these books but if you get the chance to read the books I hope that you will take it....... don't look just for Cary Grant the famous movie star, look around you at the children of the future.........being a film star, having all the luxuries it can give a person isn't worth going through the misery of ones past and always feeling the guilt that was never yours in the first place

Hugs
Joy.

2 comments:

Kathy Niklewicz said...

Because of the internet and also beause I read an earlier biography about Cary Grant (many years ago), I was aware of his incredible story! Many stars of that era had the most amazing childhoods, and were either ignored or exploited by their parents - shocking by today's standards. His story is definitely one of triumph, but yet he was 'lonely'. He made some wonderful movies and is always great to watch. I'm a big fan of the classic movies and am delighted they are shown on Turner Classic Movies channel. They take me back to my childhood when I watched them on the Late Show on TV in the 1950s. I enjoyed watching all those stars of that 30s-40s era!

Joy McKenzie said...

Thanks for your comments Kathy
Hugs
Joy