Sally Field Once Said…

Sally Margaret Field was born November 6, 1946. Sally is an American actress and director. Growing up I remember watching her and thinking just how amazing of an actress she is with her diversity from movies to television series.

There are so many children who struggle to understand and embrace their sexuality in families who do not welcome them, with parents that somehow find it acceptable to shut them out of their hearts and their homes. And that I find unacceptable. – Sally Field

Children do struggle to embrace their sexuality and it isn’t just from parents who aren’t accepting of homosexuality but it’s also society and the community that one lives in and of course the time of which you grew up. These days it is a bit easier I’d say for those who are gay because of the passing of gay marriage but also the AIDS epidemic is not the big boogieman anymore. I’m not saying that things are great for homosexuals, we still have work to do in that department and also with race, equality of the sexes and oh a lot of things that need to still change.

I was raised to sense what someone wanted me to be and be that kind of person. It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes. – Sally Field

I do believe I was taught at an early age how to be towards people and how I should respond to people. I feel I have a lot of empathy and sympathy for people because of many things I have gone through in my lifetime. I don’t always share my personal stories but there are other times that I do and I feel that sometimes it reaches someone and they listen and they do things just a bit differently and maybe they don’t have to go through as much hell as I allowed myself to go through.

I’ve gathered strength behind my years, I owned them. I’ve earned them, I’ve deserved them, I have a right to have them. Sally Field

This is something I feel that I have in common with Sally is that I have a lot of strength and I’ve gotten that strength from different events I’ve went through in my lifetime and how I’ve handled the situations and what I did and how I changed because of the situations. I have grown exponentially because of them and often I look at it and think yes I did get older way before I should have and I feel at times I was robbed of my childhood because of what happened when I was 11 years old. There are so many things that people go through in life and they do, every single one of them make you into who you are today, like it or not. And if you don’t like it you’re the only one that can do anything about it because no one else will do it for you.

Steel Magnolias – One of my favorite scenes of the movie