Everywhere there is conflict and unkindess.
I recently took an online quiz which supposedly measured how “North” or how “South” you were. It was geared for a UK audience. In the U.S. the designations are opposite. To be from the “North” in the U.S., is to be urban, more liberal/progressive, higher income. The “South” on the other hand, connotates a more conservative, more rural, less sophisticated, person.
I came out 45% South (UK) in the quiz. Which I figured was fair, since I came from Brooklyn, NYC, which at the time was not very urban/liberal/educated/high income. Even though now I am liberal/educated/high income, I still retain much of the “south”, i.e. Brooklyn, i.e., working class, identity that I grew up with.
Our mums supported our dreams of being MORE than our circumstances offered. I did not live out my dream of being a performer, but RA did! He made it!! His mum must be over the moon about his success! My mum is over mine too, which is considerably less big-time than RA’s. Still his mum must just about EXPLODE when she sees him in something.
Crossing class lines is a difficult thing. It was for me. I was so uneducated/poorer/less intellectual than the people I worked with when I worked in book publishing that I felt sorely inadequate. I had to work with people who thought I was “amusing”. Really. I thought it was funny then. It doesn’t happen much now. I don’t imagine it happens at all with RA now!! LOL!!
I wish we knew what RA’s next project will be. Fingers crossed that it’s something he really wants to do!! 😀
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