Nov 2, 2007
coincidence in the wind
"Who was Marilyn Monroe...was she an actress?"
A student asked me today.
She was writing a sentence with the word "siren" and needed help.
"Yes," I answered, wondering if indeed Marilyn qualified as "a siren."
Tonight, flipping on the television, what do I happen upon? None other than
Marilyn herself, Tom Ewell helping her tie on her dress. It's "The Seven Year Itch,"
and for five or so minutes I'm transfixed.
Now here's a cliche, I'm sure, but there's just something about her that makes you fall in love with her.
It's pretty amazing.
I've heard it from straight men, gay men, (needless to say), straight women and gay women all.
As soon as she's off the screen, the movie's too dull to stand. I have to turn it off.
I guess she is a siren after all. I'm not sure what the doom is she's leading us happily to, but I'm pretty sure it's there.