City of Broken Dreams

August 24, 2010

As I look upon this star, I wonder how many star-filled eyes came to this city of lights and glamour thinking they could escape their past demons. Why do so many people fool themselves into believing that all their lifelong problems will magically disappear if they just move away and re-invent themselves?

I think about all the failed marriages and the affair with JFK, and I wonder what Marilyn was thinking. Maybe she thought if she just met the right guy, then all her sadness would just fade away. Maybe she just wanted to find someone who understood her pain. I wonder if she died of a broken heart. I wonder how many friends and family just stood by, watched all these tragic events unfold and did nothing. In the end, how many people said, “but she seemed so happy”.

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