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September 11, 2013

The Kettle and The Pot

by Teréza Eliasz-Solomon (HeiressMommy™)

“Oho!” said the pot to the kettle;
“You are dirty and ugly and black!
Sure no one would think you were metal,
Except when you’re given a crack.”

“Not so! not so!” kettle said to the pot;
“‘Tis your own dirty image you see;
For I am so clean – without blemish or blot –
That your blackness is mirrored in me.”

This poem can be found in the school book “Maxwell’s Elementary Grammar”,  ©1904.

Pot Calling The Kettle BlackA copper shiny kettle was aging well – still providing service to many. Oh yes there were the now and again mishaps – an occasional over boiling of tea water and such. Still for the most part the kettle retained its productivity and one might even say attractiveness. Along side this whistling kettle was a pot – tarnished and showing REAL signs of wear and in fact, not always performing well the task at hand. None the less, this rather unattractive pot managed to cook the meals required of it – a struggle perhaps but sufficient for simple preparation in the kitchen. Seems a copacetic scenario or at least tolerable, wouldn’t you agree? Of course not – these shall we say adversarial relationships never REALLY  are.

It seems the bright and shiny kettle had advantages of presence and place that the pot had not. Being used as a service kettle, it was frequently brought out for grand fetes – hence privy to life stories while grand, also oft times fraught with difficult situations. The REAL truth is that on account of this very exposure, the kettle was thought highly of by its owners – able to maintain its glow and provide just the right service no matter the stresses presented that day. Contrast that REAL life narrative to the battered and insular kitchen life of the pot … hmm, without question this lead to pot’s jealous rages and rants in an attempt to demean the kettle with salacious and lie filled taunts. Never made to fill lessened by pots attempts to marginalize its role nor to feel less than content due to  its ongoing usefulness, the kettle stood proudly and even increased its standing in their shared home. REAL truth and acceptance of the long and varied life the still shiny kettle had experienced was its glory, whereas the pot felt increasingly frustrated by its inability to destroy the kettle’s sense of well being. In the end, this almost psychopathic determination by pot to malign the kettle, caused it to completely derail. The pot spent so much energy to present kettle in an unfavorable light, that it destroyed itself – cooked meals badly and even burnt a dish or two. In the end, the Masters of the home simply had no choice but to throw that old pot away – leaving kettle happily whistling away, still lovely and REALLY wanted for many, many years to come!

Moral: Simple REALLY is the lesson learned and even referenced in Old Testament text concerning one’s preoccupation with their fellows flaws … for is it not the insecurity and internal demons in evidence when an individual sets out to destroy another on faux considerations? The Kettle and the Pot idiom is no more than a tutorial on those among us who see the refection of their lesser status in those that are the object of their envy and subsequent hate. I once asked my father why so many seemed hateful of we Jews despite our successes and more. He answered that we are like a mirror to those who have failed in their own life – he suggested that our very ability to overcome extreme adversity, survive and even thrive made some others see in us what they could never be. If you know me personally or read me regularly, then you are aware that myself and my husband have needed to deal with individuals guilty of just such pathological reaction toward us. In fact, recently one such woman wrote on a social media site that I needed to accept I was like her, with the same “middle of middle” life problems – all agreed she was portraying her REAL fear that my happenstance and determinant successes had made her realize the failures her life included, as well as her jealousy of my REAL life narrative. Indeed my REAL sworn enemies seem most daunted that I have overcome obstacles most would have been felled by. For now may I suggest we all be more introspective when seeing our reflection in the bright and shiny objects before us!

P.S. In my year(2013) memoir, Heiress Mommy…. A Modern Super Woman Life! and recently decided Summer 2014, Life Journey of Heiress Mommy! all the REAL details of how I, with the help of G-d and many supportive and loving people, have thwarted the pots attempts will be shared!

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September 4, 2013

Seeing G-d’s Lawyers in New Year 5776!

by Teréza Eliasz-Solomon (HeiressMommy™)

20130904-042527.jpgEven though my husband and I believe our personal lawyers have indeed been placed in our life by G-d, this New Year essay is not referencing that REAL gift. Instead is based on my being informed by one of my daily Talmud and Torah teachings – yes I study both each morning. So here I am beginning the Jewish  New Year 5776 (Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippuras convinced and confident as ever that my life decisions were as the L-rd intended.

We Jews do a sort of rebooting each new year – a type of spiritual housekeeping that demands review of our previous year’s deeds. Each of us required to complete the  analysis for that which we have done, make amends for REAL wrong doings, as well as estimate the effect of choices we have made. Never is any of this to be dictated by faux considerations and opinions of others. No my dear readers, the REAL truth is my and your only guidepost in patterning the life we choose.

Why G-d’s lawyers in this essay title you ask? Well now, the prosecution’s evidence is clear – the misanthropes are screaming falsehoods to derail your gloried path. The defense is a REAL and detailed narrative that you present by ownership of the entirety.  If, as for  myself and my dear husband, the choices made were undeniably perfect in tone considering that we deserved to rally against pure evil, prevail and thrive, then all will be blessed. On the other hand, the poseurs and emotionally deranged whose life is a pretense of acceptable place in this world will shatter into demise sooner or later. To thy own self be true is quite an applicable Jewish New Year exclamation. So here is to the entire world – Jew and Gentile alike – my wish for a REAL knowing of truth, no matter what faith or life philosophy brings you to your own chosen path. I wish you all the REAL reward of love and peace and L’Shanah Tovah from the entire Eliasz-Solomon Family™ to all humanity as we enter this New Year 5776 !!!

P.S. In my memoir, Heiress Mommy … A Modern Super Woman Life! and follow-up book Life Journey of Heiress Mommy many REAL examples of how and why my faith has sustained me will be shared – often helping guide me in defeating REAL evil. My hope and prayer is that my REAL life story will inspire many to prevail and thrive!

August 29, 2013

Syria REAL Crisis vs. Israel’s Foes

by Teréza Eliasz-Solomon (HeiressMommy™)

syriaOutrage, many and varied emotional and often visceral reactions, deep concern, speculation and more seem the tonality these days concerning the recent Syrian humanitarian crisis. Surely warranted and not a bit misplaced are any of these emotions considering the number of refugees, injured and dead; However is it too little, too late and more pointed is the question of who and when is the REAL responsibility to be directed toward?

I have been to the Middle East many times – often dismayed by the proximity of Syria and other nations to my beloved Israel. There it is on a hilltop that one views Syria overlooking the only democracy in that region – does that mean we Jewish Zionist are thrilled with the Assad regime? Of course the answer is no. Still a logical mind must conclude that the rebels are no friend of the United States nor Israel.

Seems recent chemical attacks on Syrian civilians have finally created the scenario where “crossing the red line” drawn by President Obama and the European Union demands action. Why that needed to get involved one must ask? Is this an excuse to proceed militarily against Assad the dictator or a shame game of we of good conscious must react against a tyrant? Either way innocence citizens are being killed – for some time now the slaughter and displacement has been known to the world as Syria’s civil war rages on.

The title of this blog essay says much – is the present rants by press and government officials to do something about Syria REAL or reactionary? After all Israel is falsely and routinely criticized for atrocities proven non existent. In fact, it is Israel who helped Syrian refugees over flowing in neighboring Turkey or Jordan  and those attacked by chemical weapons – yes we Jews rushing in to care for those possibly our mortal enemies.

So much of my writing has addressed the lie tellers, the misanthropes and those misrepresenting REAL truth – this is equally important for individuals as for nations. For is not the faux or exaggerating verbiage of singular persons against another as dangerous and destructive as that we are most likely seeing on the world stage? The undeniable answer is a firm yes!

P.S. In my memoir, Heiress Mommy … A Modern Super Woman Life! and the follow up Life Journey of Heiress Mommy the REAL and detailed explanation of why issues like nuances of the haters is so important to me will be shared.

August 27, 2013

Does Miley Cyrus REALLY Matter?

by Teréza Eliasz-Solomon (HeiressMommy™)

mileyVMAMy husband and I are both feminists – each deeply concerned about what we believe is the REAL growing war on women, both here in USA and around the world. Our philosophies in no way means either of us want to dictate choices to the female gender … Free to be as one wishes should rule the day. This includes expressions of beauty and sexuality for women; however, as my wise husband stated after seeing news reports about the Miley Cyrus VMA performance:This is a case of women making their position in our culture more vulnerable and diminishes women’s values therein !”   [see why I adore this man].

I am frequently reminding folks that business comes after the word, ‘show’ in reference to the entertainment industry. Profit is the assumed motive for any product – so if it sells, well now then it makes perfect sense to do it. The faux outrage about moral standards in reaction to vulgarity is frequently misplaced – shut the television off, do not go to see the film, do not buy the music, etc. is my standard advice. As far as role models for our children – my husband and I are that   and only those we decide as such for our children – not stars or sports figures. True, I worry about those youngsters without parents to guide them and insist the one common denominator of school take up that task.

My REAL fear is that young women are defining themselves singularly by appearance and sexual desirability. This syndrome can be delineated as a consequence of movies, television and magazines representation of the female ideal. We feminists struggle mightily to teach an alternative as possibility for life where all aspects of life prove a healthy and fulfilling direction. Having it all means attending to and developing all parts of your person. Mind, body and soul need tending to and females are lessened by suggestive demonstrations like that of Ms. Cyrus this week – not because it was sexy but instead because it was simply not entertaining, just offensively vulgar. True art that includes a grown up woman being desirable must combine respectful and tasteful representation of the full female gender. This “twerking” behavior has the potential to put young women at risk when they try to emulate Ms. Cyrus and the young women are not in a committed relationship. In today’s world, sometimes even a committed relationship is not enough protection for a woman who is attacked based upon her sexuality. Ms. Cyrus do you really want to be the root cause for another young woman’s misery when she attempts to emulate you in these public outlandish vulgar expressions?  I wish it did not matter.

P.S. In my memoir, Heiress Mommy … A Modern Super Woman Life ! and follow up book, Life Journey of Heiress Mommy, all the REAL details of why my husband and I are so supportive of women’s rights will be shared. In the mean while, remember your mother was a woman!

August 25, 2013

Mr. & Mrs. Eliasz-Solomon ™

by Teréza Eliasz-Solomon (HeiressMommy™)

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By now everyone knows my dear and most amazing husband legally took my last name and agreed our children do the same. Most have read or know personally the reasons were many … As our court application stated it was to honor my very special family, have our children carry that name and to permanently and legally distance ourselves from dangerous and vulgar persons my husband had the misfortune to once be related to. More about this in other blog essays and my upcoming books. I reiterate this fact to show that Chester Michael Eliasz-Solomon ™ and I are REALLY one – united in all things now and forever. Both proud and determined feminist that willingly do as the L-rd instructed in forsaking all others for our spouses.

So it is that we live, love and even work together – created our own shall we say dynastic structure that has become inclusive to those wonderful and devoted REAL family, friends and colleagues supportive to our efforts. Important and instructive to state that our rather large world involved life also includes the mundane and very ritualized home life of prayer, family, work, exercise, travel, social events and such. Often exhausting but always rewarding are our busy days and nights. Of course, we were blessed with some worked for and a few unexpected opportunities like published books and proposed resulting movie and/or television venues – both of us tasking diligently in writing blog essays and more. Joined in all things as partners is the REAL source of our REAL success.

Undoubted is the fact that many of my dear readers and certainly those in my personal life are familiar with our REAL battles against those g-dless and even considered by professionals as dangerous. Triumphant we are and graced by protective people who join in the journey we two have been on toward REAL grandeur.

Look back over my previous blog essays to see many where I detail other historical couples that have persevered against evil and usurpers to reign happily. Not necessarily to be sitting on thrones or famous for achievements are all these pairings – for REAL family unity is equally a proven wealth when created against the tides of destructive forces. As always, I end too this blog essay with hope you will be instructed and inspired by my upcoming year (2013) book, Heiress Mommy … A Modern Super Woman Life! and recently decided Summer 2014, Life Journey of Heiress Mommy. For along with my REAL and detailed life story, these will include the without question exemplary love story of Mr. & Mrs. Eliasz-Solomon ™ … So help me G-d!!!

P.S. If you Twitter, then please follow us  @MrMrs_EliaszSolomon ™  as well as our individual pages @MrES   and @MrsES !

August 13, 2013

Mackenzie Bezos’ Husband Bought The Washington Post !

by Teréza Eliasz-Solomon (HeiressMommy™)

BezosI see the comparisons … Yes indeed there are quite a few between myself, my amazing husband and Mr. & Mrs. Bezos. Lets see – shall we? Mackenzie Bezos  and I are both wives, mothers and writers. Her and I are each blessed to be married to REALLY smart and creative men and both our marriages demonstrate REAL partnerships. Of course, like us, the Bezos are obvious bibliophiles. For myself, growing up in a erudite family where the New York Times, Washington Post and other such periodicals were the mainstay of our life being well informed was rather easy. For my husband sadly his upbringing did not afford the same intellectual opportunities; it was his own singular brilliance and impetus that allowed for similar learning and growth. As such we are in sync, despite such disparate backgrounds, that our family and household be like my own Philadelphia childhood instead of his back in Michigan. So how does this relate to Jeff Bezos‘   recent purchase of The Washington Post ? Answer is simple REALLY – it is my fear  of loss of REAL news and more.

Jeff Bezos has prevented the demise of a quality newspaper. I am thrilled, as the previous owners – the Graham family  – also seem to be. This is a man of substantial means, resources and innovative talents – all that can help the paper survive and thrive.

I and many others fear a prejudicial editorial influence by owners of papers.. Surely Rupert Murdoch  is one prime example – when he bought one of the other papers that are a must read in my life – The Wall Street Journal  – many, myself included,  fretted that his particular slanted and most believe extreme conservative ideology would adversely effect the contents. Allow this Liberal capitalist to state so far WSJ is still a well written business oriented [with a bit of more personal fun stuff as of late] product. In other words, so far, so good.

In his letter to Washington Post employees, Jeff Bezos, shared his hopes for the paper to be a force of informative and worthwhile reporting. He also promised that neither his behemoth company, Amazon  nor other endeavors would play part in the direction taken. Of course, vigilance and ombudsmanship by the public and organizations formed for such oversight remain a must. For now at least, there will be a paper that G-d willing continues to produce REAL news instead of the much too frequently offered these days,  tabloid fare!

P.S. In my upcoming memoir, Heiress Mommy … A Modern Super Woman Life! and follow up Life Journey of Heiress Mommy! more of the REAL reasons the  Bezos and Mr. & Mrs. Eliasz-Solomon are similar will be detailed – for now, join me in reading more well written newspapers like The Washington Post!

July 30, 2013

America’s Middle Class Missing Those Halcyon Dynasty Years

by Teréza Eliasz-Solomon (HeiressMommy™)

DYNASTY LOGOIs my title here an oxymoron – no, not at all. For some time and through considerable reading – even study – my mind can not help but conclude that the working middle and solid middle class were perfectly content with their status and small sharing in the lives portrayed on the evening soap opera type 1980’s Dynasty television show. Oh no, you must be thinking – what possible analogy can that have to do with what President Obama recently discussed as the growing income gap crisis in America? Plenty I tell you for now and for some time we have dissipated and denied most any chance of even climbing onto the first rung of that exalted ladder toward grand wealth – why even quite a few already climbing upward through a two parent decent paying and benefit provided jobs have been knocked back down to nearly sub-par existences.

I have long believed that most middle of the middle Americans did not necessarily aspire to the complications that business ownership present … my own parents, husband and myself, other family and close friends have dealt with both the extraordinary opportunities and often daunting responsibility entrepreneurship create for an individual and even the entire family involved. Most good hard working middle class folks felt content and grateful for employment that allowed them a secure standard of living, fear from being homeless or penniless, with the extra expendable money to pursue the small pleasures of holiday parties, budget travel and comfortable retirement. A now and again moderate luxury expenditure or small assistance to educate a child for degrees previously never obtained in that family so much the better for these Americans. There was no envy or hatred for the wealthy or more educated for the working middle class felt their own modest dreams quite enough to claim happiness and gladdened hearts at that America promised and obtained to their wants and needs dream.

Gone, mostly gone is the standard of living comfortably for many in our nation and so there is now REAL anger – often misplaced and not correctly delineated toward the perceived well off. Enemies are now those perceived as greedy despite they too having worked hard and diligently to achieve success – frequently misappropriated blame is professed for explanation of who and why caused such personal economic failures for our fellow citizens. Are there guilty among us – of course, but mostly resulting from lack of REAL oversight and implementing of laws meant to control taxation and distribution of funds through corporation and governments alike. We must have a more logically and less finger pointing solution to the growing unevenness and disparity of American incomes … I am against the so called Occupy Wall Street movement and am convinced its very simplicity denotes a dangerous and meaningless attitudinal posture which will result in no progress toward fairness for all in this nation. Likewise, convincing one group of middle working class that another group – say union workers – are cause of their own economical problems is insane and a sure path to end the cohesiveness that this country depends on in order to function well. As President Obama just stated this week, the growing extreme income gap is fraying our society and our unity is disappearing. We each should demand others are paid fairly – economies are cycle structures and what is earned is spent and this creates another earning position and so on and so on. No doubt the other demand is that REALLY fair share of taxes – not more than fair – is paid by those fortunate to earn or inherit great wealth.

So back to the Dynasty television analogy I began this essay with – those days were seemingly copacetic for the elite showing their finery through drama and magazines, as well as the viewer and consumer. The couture designer clothes and wares offered to the privileged few could be morphed and presented for reasonable purchase prices to the many – satisfied with their obtained copied versions and elated at the REAL prospect that if working hard enough and if so desired they too could live the way those rich people did might, just might happen for them or their children one day was enough to make everyone REALLY happy to be Americans – lets now be determined to reestablish a system where that REAL or imagined status is at least a possible dream for many!

P.S. In my memoir, Heiress Mommy … A Modern Super Woman Life! and follow up book Life Journey of Heiress Mommy, many of the hows and whys I am both a confirmed capitalist and egalitarian union supporter will be fully explained.  For now I assure you if we meet I can sing union songs while wearing my REAL designer clothes – get it?

July 19, 2013

Moral Infancy of Miscreants and Misanthropes

by Teréza Eliasz-Solomon (HeiressMommy™)

MoralityPillarsSome scientific research and empirical evidence suggest we humans are born with moral codes and others question if moral imperative is only learned and morphed from the surroundings and caregivers a baby is placed in from birth. Surely the obvious question of why then can a human develop so little or so wrong a moral code when another in similar circumstances presents REAL decency and exemplary character. The moral life of babies leads to significant and troubling questions for all of society. As I do, I believe you my readers will do also – that is think of those you know personally and the whys and wherefores of exactly how their egregious and even dangerous behaviors that often come with no remorse came to be a REAL and true fact. Others we all know are simply without moral sophistication – by this I mean they have no intellect to further think things about another REALLY relevant or worthy of dissemination. Oh you all know the gossiper, slanderer and defaming types … these simple minded rather distasteful persons assume false superiority out of their own insecurity and lack of REAL success and in order to thwart their own inner demons promote frequently exaggerated and erroneous falsehoods about others more accomplished than themselves. No doubt that eminence always attracts gossip – the however lies within how and why those without understanding decide to proceed. Why just think of the celebrity schadenfreude that is the pleasure purview of so many in our society – that build them up to tear them down mentality that gives some bizarre comfort to the masses in self perpetrated effort to assuage their lesser status as better and evenly placed among the REALLY achieved. It becomes apparent that is a result of where they realize in some quadrant of thought they will never be in a lifetime and so react in an almost struggling fashion against their own self loathing and defeat. Oh my goodness, do not I sound very pedantic and elitist here? Guilty as charged but there is a REALLY deeper and indeed heartfelt reasoning to my thoughts. I am convinced of a moral imperative at hand that is lessening in quantity those of higher purpose and the increasing far niente philosophy as more people fall into category of miscreant and misanthrope.

Modernity presents an all too easily posturing of goodness and I am quite sure many REALLY believe themselves of generous and fine character on account of gifts given, calls now and again made to an ill friend and even possibly an inconvenient errand or task completed in aid of another. These things are not without value but they are of minimum and minus the REAL herculean and unselfish effort that denotes inner character … the doing of that thing so out of norm and so without reward as to come from deep and unqualified giving – what I and even the Bible, as well as, societal analysts deem to demonstrate REAL moral character. Often it is that which one does despite an unfriendly relationship or an unevenness of reciprocation – that done simply because it is REALLY the right thing to do. I have been the blessed recipient of such largess and I proudly and humbly say the giver at various times of such sharing and effort. So much of my finally soon to be published memoir, Heiress Mommy … A Modern Super Woman Life! and follow up Life Journey of Heiress Mommy will be about those thinking they have the upper hand, know a secret, have the dirt on another – only to find out it is they disgraced and thwarted. There is no room for shame in ones life from infractions others want to denote as an embarrassment – you must own your REAL narrative, be prideful, find your voice – then and only then can you seek those worthy of presence in your life – those who have REALLY risen above moral infancy!!!

P.S. I know that my regular readers and personal friends, family and colleagues realize much of this blog essay is pointedly turned toward The Miscreants™ so frequently referenced in my writing … I am left no choice but to remain vague due to [G-d willing] soon to be started lawsuits, the ongoing law enforcement investigation and my book contracts. The massive REAL documentation and timelines myself, my husband, our attorneys and advisers have amassed will be shared at the appropriate time and these facts are something I hope and pray will assist others in seeking REAL justice against those of moral infancy who seek your demise for no reason but their own lack of intellect, success and character – stay tune my darling readers – I promise this will be interesting and educational and G-d willing, inspiring!!!

July 7, 2013

My Time In Egypt

by Teréza Eliasz-Solomon (HeiressMommy™)

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New Years Eve, 31 December 1980, found me and my first husband, David,  in Egypt – on our honeymoon and just having left Israel after three weeks. Not just any usual or routine sight seeing – no indeed as we were there as special guest to celebrate the Israeli-Egypt Peace Treaty that had been ceremoniously signed by Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar El Sadat in Washington, D.C. 26 March 1979. Welcomed as an American and Jew to the newly and soon to be turned over fully from Israel to Egypt Sinai was both a privileged and unique position to be in during those halcyon days filled with promise of shared interest between the two nations. What followed was the horror of Sadat’s 1981 assassination and still his replacement Mubarak allowed a stable continuance for the peace with Israel and relationship with America as a status quo acceptable while not perfect. Having been to the region more than a dozen times I was aware of what could be described to be a saturnine nod in light of underlying discontent in Arab nations – so there was fallibility in the precept of Western nations faux surprise when the so called Arab Spring erupted in 2010.

My minority voiced opinion that the Arab Spring was not the championed revolution that is glorified by American ideals of liberty left me marginalized and often criticized. Not supportive of dictatorships in any form and yet with my real life experiences in that area of the world, sadly informed by scholarship and observation that swiftness would leave dangerous voids and not the perfected people’s constitutionality style rule morphed from established democracy type governments as the United States. And so it was the the first democratic election in Egypt found the Muslim Brotherhood  in charge – obviously I feared extremism against Israel but was more convinced that the difficult day to day necessitated governing aspects of utilities, jobs and such would not be fulfilled by a theocratic administration. I think the same for all nations including America where religious extremist Christians attempt through elections and legislation directorial powers over civil matters.

The only successful route to prosperity and away from chaotic anarchy is a secular government that protects all the people – all the religions, ethnic groups and nationalities that dwell within its borders.Too often the focused religiosity of any otherwise fairly chosen leadership dilutes asset and concentration on the day to day needs of the people. Hence and this past week Egypt had a military coup d’etat and now may possibly be facing an internal civil war of Islamist extremist against the rest of its population. Stability must be maintained in that nation and all others – so yes, I do find myself both as an American and as a Zionist Jew hopeful that the military now overseeing Egypt will be fair in guiding that important Middle East country toward REAL Democracy – its secular history and magnificence of ancient world importance begs for our wanting this for them no matter where in this world one resides.

P.S. In my year (2013) end book, Heiress Mommy … A Modern Super Woman Life! and follow up life journey Summer 2014 book there will be what I hope is an interesting description of why my pride in being an American Jewish Zionist includes affection and gratitude for my Mother’s Albanian Muslim ancestry as well!

June 24, 2013

My Walmart Miracle

by Teréza Eliasz-Solomon (HeiressMommy™)

bluedragonflyBeing a Liberal pro-union capitalist leaves myself, like my parents before me often conflicted. As such, while admiring Walmart’s amazing “rags to riches” colossal success story, I have been equally incredulous concerning their predatory business practices, employee almost usury positions and so many other legally marginal activity. Criticism of Walmart extends to important issues as environment and health … no trivial matters involved I am sure you dear readers will agree. In recent years some have been possibly unfairly critical of daughter Alice Walton’s hometown mega financed Crystal Bridges Museum – Arkansas some art officiants exclaim with disbelieving fervor and prejudice about that location gaining access and ownership to major iconic art work. Well – yes my East Coast elitist sensibilities strain at the edges to be kind about this event and yet I am gladdened and generous in feeling there too shall I and my family happily visit and hopeful those close by geographically will as well. Must not forget that as  a born, bred, raised resident and still [always will] maintaining Philadelphia residence, Ms. Walton’s attempted acquisition of our Thomas Eakins’s masterpiece The Gross Clinic from Thomas Jefferson University left me anxious. Still as finally was the resolution in having the money raised to save our hometown work of art, I as a reasonable person felt similar distaste for those in Philadelphia that had allowed this to occur, as I did for Alice Walton considering her attitude of take what you can for the right price. Anyway, painting safely residing still and permanently in Philadelphia. I am not a Walmart shopper – not REALLY a snobbery issue – all right maybe a wee bit of that – more not trusting their shelve choices and wanting to participate in furthering their overwhelming posture in the business world.

You are surely asking what miracle Tereza could possibly have had experienced at Walmart considering what I just told you. No question in my mind – you will see the glory of this story. On Father’s Day this year, my husband and family and I spent the day with dear friends – more extended family. This couple who are angels – representatives of all G-d’s hopes for in our relationships spent most of that Sunday attending to my and my dear husband’s whims and desires … one after the other Father’s Day celebratory gift was our to behold – many things brought us to tears. Selfless and without guile are our “brother and sister” Joseph and Suzie. Let me add also great fun – many guffaws when we are together. So after a day of gifts and joy, Suzie Q. said “Lets go Tereza – we need to shop for Father’s Day dinner“. Off we went – my gal pal and I to forage and return – both of us REAL doer types and so it was hot, sticky but a determined two woman that pulled up to a Super Walmart store. In we went and methodically purveyed the place – making joined choices and chatting away with the ease that comes as if we had spent a lifetime together. For now I will say, this fine woman has her own challenges in life and yet remains gracious, generous, loving, kind and great interesting company to be with no matter time or place.Wow – Tereza having fun in Walmart? Yes indeed – and then the conversation in produce found us in serious tone and I expressed things my friends already knew and cared about in my life … if you read me regularly or are a personal part of my world, no surprise we got to converse on The Miscreants™. Why on Father’s Day you might be thinking? The answer is recent REAL threats on social media, further slander and defamation, suggestion of sexual aggression/violence toward me by one on his Facebook page and even mocking of my Jewish faith [specifically how we/I write G-d] and more that will be in upcoming lawsuit depositions and possible trials. Not REALLY important for this post – what is paramount is that Suzie taught me much, guided me, assured me of her strength and forever commitment to our friendship – there in Walmart produce section, with tears in both our eyes, I told her she was a hero to me, a salvation not just in helping take such good care of myself and family but taking my hurt and soothing my soul despite her own burdens and struggles. So there we were – Jew and Christian embracing next to the peaches and cherries and knowing that we two were surely two of the REALLY  blessed women in the world.

In my first book – year 2013 memoir, Heiress Mommy … A Modern Super Woman Life! more will be shared and REAL “Oh yes, now I get it” for you dear followers moments about my “lucky me” life philosophy – why not – with friends like Suzie Q. would I ever dare to think otherwise?

P.S. Suzie dearest adores Blue Dragonflys and so this post’s accompanying photo is a globe covered by them … as they are doing, so I am sure this woman’s presence will be felt around the world – she has and will make a REAL everlasting difference. On a more immediate note I am thinking that we two gals must soon have a jeweled shared representation of this beautiful creature as a sort of sisterhood talisman to wear as reminders that REAL beauty does exist and dwells here in earthly form!

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