Today’s Daily Post Challenge: Beach, mountain, forest, or somewhere else entirely?
My immediate reaction was TO THE MOON.
No, you didn’t misread that, I’m talking about the large celestial body that happens to be orbiting our humble planet. I wouldn’t go alone, though, because I’d take my “Soul Sista”, Linder Lue Lawrence, but commonly known by the folks at home as Hollywood–because she wants to be a movie star.
Then I found out we had the same dream:
“Hi! I’m Hollywood! I’m gonna be in the New York Times! I’m gonna be famous! I’m goin’ to Hollywood” was the first thing she ever said to me. She’s already famous in her own right, a true hometown heroine with countless articles written about her amazing story (check a handful out here, here, and here).
“TO THE MOON!” also happens to be one of her catchphrases.
If you’re lucky enough, you’ll gain Soul Sista status, which means you’re bonded for life (you can’t be a jealous person, though, ’cause Hollywood has a ton of them–naturally).
When I told Hollywood I was moving from the VA to California, she immediately said, “Imma miss you! I want to go with you to Hollywood!”
“But everyone here will miss you so much,” I responded, “they’ll all cry that you’re gone”.
Hollywood paused for a moment. Then magnanimously blurted, “Let them cry!”
Every time I see the Hollywood sign now, which is every single day of my new Los Angeles life, I think of her and how much I wish she had the resources to pick up and live her dream of becoming a movie star.
If I ever get lucky enough to hit it big, I’ll try my darndest to get her in front of a big movie camera–and then we’ll take our bags of gold and be the first actresses to take a trip TO THE MOON!
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