Rocky and Us

Rocky Balboa and Burned Out Old Broads Broad

For Ted's 80th Birthday we spent two and a half weeks in his hometown of Philadelphia. When you visit Philly there are three to see: The Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The museum is powerful but more powerful still is the gigantic flight of steps leading to the main entrance. At the base is a statue of Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) and as I looked at Rocky I saw tourists running up the steps as Stallone did in "Rocky" the movie.

I did, however, what smart, burned-out old broads know to do. In the picture above you will see me, giving the Rocky salute at the BOTTOM of the steps.

I did some serious thinking about how Rocky's Run through Philadelphia and up those steps, was just like life for us seasoned ladies.

We run through our life.

Ones who love/care fur us cheer us on.

People begin the follow us as we run.

They cheer us on.

But there are obstacles.

The great quote from Rocky is:

"Life ain't always sunshine and rainbows.

It's a very mean and nasty place and I don't care how tough you are, it will beat you to the ground and keep you there permanently if you let it, but it ain't about how hard ya hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward."

We aren't Rocky, but we've all been hit and knocked to the ground by life.

Rocky runs by a group of birds and sends them flying, just as we have sent some people flying as well.

Rocky comes to barriers. He leaps over them, just as we have done, breaking them down and making changes.

WE are Rocky Balboa - we old ladies.