My mother is obsessed with the Kardashian’s, after the show premiered she called me and gave me a play-by-play of what happened as if she was describing an evening with friends. I had never seen the show and to be honest I don’t pay much attention to the tabloids because I don’t know know who 99% of the people they are writing about are and it all seems a little depressing to me. I watched about 15 minutes of the show to see what the hype was about and felt my brain deteriorate with each passing minute. If I heard the word ‘like’ drop out of the mouth of a 30 year old married woman one more time….Yes, they are indeed pretty, but beyond that they seem rather droll and uninteresting. The thing that panicked me the most was that there are legions upon legions of young girls that want to emulate these numb skulls. It makes me scared for the future of like humanity. That is why when I came across this very sweet children’s book called ‘Just being Audrey’ by Margaret Cardillo that I felt there was still a glimmer of hope in the world. The story is about Audrey Hepburn as a little girl, her perseverance over adversity and the kindness she showed to others. I think Audrey is a fine example of a celebrity worthy of emulation if ever there was one. The illustrations by Julia Denos make this book even more charming.
Admittedly, I am a teensy bit envious by how clever the concept is, this is yet another story of someone doing what they love and having success and I am grateful for the inspiration (and the challenge to try harder). I hope today is a day that you are able to do something closer to achieving your dreams and that you remember to show kindness to others. I’m going to start by apologizing to the Kardashian’s for not being nice, but in my defense I did say they were pretty.
P.S. I think this would make a great gift for any little girl!
Miss Tristan B. is the proprietress of Besotted Brand and the writer of this delightful blog. She recently re-located to sunny Seattle with her handsome husband and two pup.