An impromptu posting, something that I do on rare occasions as a result of something that touched me, made me think and inspired to ramble a bit. To challenge readers to reflect if anything resonates with themselves……I find it interesting the more engaged you are, the less inward you think and observe outward the broader your perspectives and interests become (just my perspective)
Encarta defines Respect as; “To feel or show admiration and deference toward somebody or something”
This past weekend I spent time at the cabin for a wonderful cold, snow few days of fires, wine and watching the entire Netflix Series “The Crown”. I was struck with more than the scope of this rambling, however a few were especially meaningful triggers that has prompted this impromptu non edited post.
For those unfamiliar with the Netflix created series;
As reviewed by NEIL GENZLINGER NOV. 3, 2016 , The series: “The Crown,” and the monarch is Elizabeth II, the very woman who sits on the British throne today. She’s not exactly the kind of hard-living, bloodthirsty ruler who makes for frothy television, and “The Crown,” a 10-part drama that becomes available Friday on Netflix, doesn’t try to pretend that she is. This is a thoughtful series that lingers over death rather than using it for shock value; one that finds its story lines in small power struggles rather than gruesome palace coups. Here, it takes an episode and a half just for George VI (Jared Harris) to cough himself to death so that Elizabeth (Claire Foy) can ascend to the throne. (Peter Morgan, creator and writer of the series)
Claire Foy as Elizabeth II in “The Crown.” Credit Alex Bailey/Netflix
I was struck by: The incredible Respect shown by the media immediately following the death of Elizabeth’s father, King George in a poignant scene when Elizabeth was leaving for the airport after learning of her father’s death. The “press paparazzi” refrained from hounding Elizabeth, honored her with dignity, with silence and refrained camera flashes as Elizabeth was escorted to her car and drove away.
The scene was dramatic and caused me to pause with thought about this powerful attribute of Respect . I realized that Respect is earned, it is a byproduct of behavior, the manner in which we interact with others, our character as to how we exhibit selflessness acts, kindness and conviction of beliefs with dignity. It is reflective of sincere passion and worthwhile beliefs beyond one’s self. I found myself reflecting on Respect and what it takes to earn this moniker, how quickly it can be lost and what it takes to earn it back if there is a stumble in life. How do you, the reader view Respect?
I was struck by : a comment made in a scene by Mother Queen, King Georges Mother as she was bed ridden and said to Elizabeth; “ If everyone continues to just ask me how I am feeling, I will not die from lung disease, I will die from bad conversation”. The art of conversation with substance and meaning is the glue to a great relationship . This is a skill that is learned, it is a skill that is grounded by living a life of substance and meaningful ness beyond ourselves, it a skill that is enhanced by reading and being exposed to diverse aspects of life and the world. It is a skill that can be learned and refined if we care. Do you agree?
I was struck by: The scene when an almost king who, due to the lineage of the one he loved, prevented his coronation was asked if he regretted in essence turning down the position, his response was “I turned it down for something far greater, for Love!” What a powerful phrase and statement of commitment to the person in our life. It was correct and something that should ground that lifetime partner in our lives, it will create compassion, it will enable forgiveness, it creates amazing and it further helps define Joy far beyond happiness. Great vulnerable communication and development of a partnership and “WE LIFE” is the bedrock for this, in my opinion, Do you agree and should there be more?
That’s it for this rambling, reflect on RESPECT, CONVERSATION and LOVE references and if they have meaning to you as it did for me!