We interrupt regular fashion posting for a very important message from the president of the United States of America, allegedly. Why ‘president of the United States of America’, because she’s Oprah. If she had a country, half of the world’s population would live in Harpo land, no less. (Your political bombardment goes to the comment space)
Throughout my high school years, I ‘sought solace’ in Oprah Winfrey. Oprah substituted the absence of ‘mother figure’ because in our society it was almost taboo for a mother-son bonding. I would refer her as a holy book in progress except that the book is about humanity, hope and faith in our respective god. (Your religious bombardment goes to the comment space)
Back then no one would understand my ‘obsession’ for Oprah—they assume only gay boys watch daytime talk shows, which is true, but not an accurate assumption. They think it’s ‘eerie’ to have online journal on Oprah.com. I think it’s eerie for them not to have a journal at all. I have a list of quotes by Oprah Winfrey, in my file (first page btw) for almost eight years and I bring it daily to school. My classmates thought that I was disrespecting my religion for doing so. (And how is that may I ask?) The most powerful one would be “ Everyone makes mistakes, it’s god’s way of telling you that you’re moving in the wrong direction”.
I’ve been going thru a certain anxiety since young and I didn’t know what it was. Until one day, I watch an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show entitled ‘Too Ugly To Live', it was my ‘AHA!’ moment. That taping of the show saved my life. It was my only source of information (Because the local TV stations would rather put ten naked boys together in a swimming pool and make a really stupid show) and I thank her for that show, in an email she never read.
Oprah Winfrey announced her retirement from the show recently in a heartfelt video. I am sad to see her go. This is Tragic.