I’ll go on the assumption that both films are worthy. I’ll go on the assumption that both actresses are wonderful. And yet, maybe it’s my own sentimentality, maybe even a bit of loyalty. Meryl has been a “bridesmaid so often” it was time for her to walk down that aisle of accomplishment and claim the prize.
I began to wonder if she is not the cool, elegant woman and performer she appears to be. I thought about the fact that there may have been some jealously that made people vote for young, sweet Sandra. I wished I could have cast my vote, actually many, many votes.
And then I thought “What if I was Meryl Streep, what would I do now?”
First, my thoughts went to a very basic human emotion: revenge. I would snub Sandra and maybe even stomp my foot on the hem of her dress! Then I got real and spent time thinking about what to do and how to handle a public situation where no matter how you word it, you were rejected…..again.
I will offer my personal ideas next week. For now I would love to hear from you. The best answer will get my new book “KaChing: Family Patterns and Finances” hot off the press as a gift; also, a free coaching session on any topic, professional or personal.
So, let me hear from you. In the meantime, I am sending an email to Meryl telling her how much I respect her. I’m sure it will be one of millions.